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TOWN OF ANDOVER 



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ANNUAL REPORT 
YEAR ENDING JANUARY 12, 1897 



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THE 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Receipts and Expenditures 



OF THE 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 



For the Financial Year ending January 12, 1897 




Andover, Mass. 
THE ANDOVER PRESS 

1897 



CONTENTS. 



Abatement of Taxes, 


51 


Memorial Day, 


49 


Almshouse, 


71 


Military Aid, 


53 


Personal Property at, 


72 


Miscellaneous, 


54 


Relief out of, 


66 


Notes discounted, 


50 


Remaining in, 


71 


Notes paid, 


50 


Repairs at, 


66 


Overseers of Poor, 


64 


Anniversary, 250th, 


56 


Printing and Stationery, 


48 


Assessors' Report, 

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88 
81 


Punchard Free School, 


92 


Auditors' Certificate, 


89 


Representative Fund, 


70 


Board of Health, 


90 


Schedule of Town Property, 


61 


Cemetery Com., Report of, 


77 


School-houses, 
Schools, 


27 
24 


Chief Engineer's Report, 


73 


School Books and Supplies, 


29 


Chief of Police, Report, 


75 


Selectmen's Account, 24 


-60 


Cities and Towns, 


69 


Sewer Commissioners' Report, 


94 


Collector's Account, 


79 


Sidewalks, 


37 


Commonwealth, 


68 


Sinking Fund, 


51 


Cornell Fund, 


91 


Snow, Removal of, 


35 


County Tax, 


51 


Soldier's Relief, 


68 


Dog Tax, 


51 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 


48 


Drinking Fountain, 


52 


State Aid 


52 


Fire Department, 


45 


State Highway, 


38 


Hay Scales, 


47 


State Tax, 


51 


Highways and Bridges, 


31 


Street Lighting, 


49 


Highway Surveyor, 


39 


Summary of Appropriations 




Horses and Drivers, 


42 


and Receipts, 


62 


Insurance, 


49 


Summary of Selectmen's Orders 


63 


Interest on Notes and Funds, 


49 


Town House, 


47 


Liabilities, 


81 


Town Meetings, 


5 


Librarian's Report, 


106 


Town Officers, 


43 


Lunatic Hospitals, 


69 


Town Warrant, 


96 


Memorial Hall Trustees' 




Treasurer's Account, 


81 


Report, 


101 


Waterworks maintenance, 


46 







TOWN OFFICERS, i897 



Selectmen, Assessors and Overseers of Poor. 

ARTHUR BLISS, Term expires March, 1899 

SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, " « " 1897 

JOHN S. STARK, Secretary, " " " 1898 

Town Clerk and Tax Collector. 
ABRAHAM MARLAND. 

Town Treasurer. 
GEORGE A. PARKER. 



School Committee. 








J. NEWTON COLE, Chairman, 


Term 


expires 


1897 


Mrs. LIZZIE A. WILSON, 


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1898 


Mrs. ELIZABETH HINCKS, 


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1898 


THOMAS DAVID, 


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1898 


GEORGE D. PETTEE, 


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1897 


WILLIAM SHAW, 


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1897 


JOHN ALDEN, 


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1896 


JOHN N. COLE, 


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1896 


WILLIAM ODLIN, 


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1896 



Superintendent of Schools. 
G. E JOHNSON. 

Water Commissioners. 

JOHN H. FLINT, Chairman, Term expires March, 1899 

FELIX G. HAYNES, Secretary, " " " 1898 

JAMES P. BUTTERFIELD, " « " 1897 

Waterworks Superintendent. 
JOHN E. SMITH. 

Engineers of Fire Department. 
LEWIS T. HARDY, Chief, GEORGE D. LAWSON, Clerk. 
ANDREW McTERNEN, NATHAN E. MEARS. 



Superintendent of Streets. 
GEORGE W. CHANDLER. 

Board of Health. 

HOWELL F. WILSON, " " 1896 

ARTHUR BLISS, Chairman, " " 1897 

CHARLES E. ABBOTT, M. D., Secretary, Term expires 1898 

Sewer Commissioners. 

WILLIAM S. JENKINS, Chairman, Term expires 1897 

JOHN L. SMITH, " " 1899 

JOHN E. SMITH, " « 1898 

Chief of Police. 
GEORGE W. MEARS. Appointed. 

Constables. 

BARNETT ROGERS, WILLIAM L. FRYE, 

JOHN H. CLINTON. 

Trustees of Memorial Hall. 

JOSEPH A. SMART, Term expires 1903 

E. KENDALL JENKINS, " " 1897 

GEORGE W. FOSTER, " " 1898 

JAMES B. SMITH, " " .1899 

C. C. CARPENTER, " " 1900 

JOSEPH W. SMITH, « " 1901 

FRANCIS H. JOHNSON " " 1902 

Trustees of Punchard Free School. 

GEORGE H. POOR, SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL 

HORACE H. TYER, MYRON E. GUTTERSON, 

GEORGE A. PARKER. 

Auditors. 

LEWIS T. HARDY, GEORGE A. HIGGINS, 

LOUIS A. DANE. 



TOWN MEETINGS. 



Annual Town Meeting, March 2. 1896. 

WAREANT. 

ESSEX, SS: To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover. Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of 
the Town of Andover, and North Andover so far as relates 
to the election of Trustees of the Punch ard Free School, qual- 
ified to vote in town affairs, to meet and assemble at the 
Town House, in said Andover. on Monday, the Second day 
of March, 1896, at Nine o'clock, A. M., to act on the follow- 
ing Articles, namely : 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2d. — To choose Town Clerk, Treasurer, Collector 
of Taxes, One member of the Board of Selectmen, Assessors 
and Overseers of the Poor for three years, One member of the 
Board of Health for three years, three members of the School 
Committee for three years, one Water Commissioner for three 
years, One Trustee of the Memorial Hall for seven years, one 
Sewer Commissioner tor three years, Trustee of Punchard 
Free School from the South Parish for two years to fill a 
vacancy, One or more Auditors of Accounts, Constables, Fence 
Viewers, Field Drivers, Surveyors of Lumber, a Pound 
Keeper, and any other officers the town may determine to 
choose. 



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Article 3d. — To take action on the following question : 
" Shall Licenses be granted for the Sale of Intoxicating 
Liquors in this town?" 

Article 4th. — To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for Schools, School-Houses, School Books and 
Supplies, Highways and Bridges, Sidewalks, Removing Snow, 
Horses and Drivers, Town Officers, Town House, Hay Scales, 
Fire Department, Insurance, Street Lighting, Printing and 
Stationery, Spring Grove Cemetery, Memorial Day, State Aid, 
Military Aid, Waterworks, Interest on Bonds, Funds and 
Notes, State Tax, County Tax, Abatement of Taxes, Alms- 
house Expenses, Relief out of Almshouse, Repairs on Alms- 
house, and other town charges and expenses. 

Article 5th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money for the celebration of the 250th anniversary of its 
incorporation on the request of its Committee of Fifteen. 

Article 6th. — To see if the Town will purchase land, re- 
move and remodel the engine house in Ballard Yale, and 
appropriate a sum of money therefor, on petition of Engineers 
and others. 

Article 7th. — To see if the Town will vote to reconsider 
the vote taken two years ago authorizing the sale of the 
J. P. Bradlee steamer, on petition of Charles F, Billington and 
others. 

Article 8th. — To see if the Town will accept the pro- 
visions of Chapter 374, Acts of 1895, authorizing the Town to 
place the administration of their highways under a single 
highway surveyor, on petition of John E. Smith and others. 

Article 9th. — To see if the Town will authorize the Select- 
men to appoint a night watch in Ballard Yale and appropriate 
a sum of money therefor, on petition of Charles H. Shattuck 
and others. 

Article 10th. — To see if the Town will vote to purchase a 
new ladder truck and appropriate 11200 therefor, on petition 
of Engineers and others. 



Article 11th. — To hear and act on the reports of the 
Selectmen, Sewer Commissioners, and other Town Officers. 

Article 12th. — To see if the Town will accept the list of 
names^for Jurors prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

Article 13th. — To fix the pay of the Firemen for ensuing 
year. 

Article 14th. — To see if the Town will vote to place a 
drinking fountain at the junction of Main and Marland Streets 
and appropriate a sum of money therefor, on petition of the 
Village Improvement Society. 

Article loth. — To see if the Town will accept the pro- 
visions of Chapter 154 of Acts of 1882 as amended by Chapter 
240 of the Acts of 1890 relating to public parks. 

Article 16th. — To see if the Town will authorize the 
erection of an additional electric light on Abbott Street and 
one on Chestnut Street. 

Article 17th. — To determine the method of collecting the 
taxes the ensuing year. 

Article 18th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money to improve Ridge Street. 

Article 19th. — To see if the Town will name the street 
leading from Main past James N. Smart's house Gardner 
Avenue. 

Article 20th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money to care for the public dump, on petition of the Vil- 
lage Improvement Society. 

Article 21st. — To see if the Town will vote to grant the 
free use of water in case the Village Improvement Society 
places a fountain in some suitable public place. 

Article 22d. — To determine the disposition of unexpend- 
ed appropriations. 

Article 23d. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 



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of money to continue the sidewalk on the north side of Sum- 
mer Street to the house of J. F. Morse. 

Article 24th. — To authorize the Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the Town, in anticipation of taxes upon the 
approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 25th. — To determine the amount of money to be 
raised by taxation the ensuing year. 

Article 26th. — To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and 
place of meeting. 

Given under our hands, at Andover, this Thirteenth 
day of February, in the year one thousand eight 
hundred and ninety-six. 

ARTHUR BLISS, ) Selectmen 

SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, J of 

JOHN S. STARK, ) Andover. 

Took up Article 1. 

Chose George H. Poor, Moderator, by ballot, he receiving 
all of the twelve votes cast. 

Voted, To choose three Constables. 
Voted, To choose three Fence Viewers. 

Took up Articles 2 and 3, and voted on the same to- 
gether. 

The Moderator appointed Arthur Bliss, Samuel H. Bout- 
well, and John S. Stark tellers to check the names of voters 
for Town Officers, and Barnett Rogers teller to check the 
names and count the License votes, and they were all duly 
sworn by him to the faithful performance of their duty. 

At fifteen minutes past nine the polls were opened and 
the meeting proceeded to ballot for Town Officers and to 



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vote on the Liquor License question, the check lists being 
used on both articles. 

The Standard ballot box failed to work properly and was 
laid aside, an open box being substituted therefor in taking 
the vote on the Liquor License question. 

The polls were closed at 2 o'clock p.m. 

The whole number of votes cast was 573 

Necessary for a choice where there were two candidates 

for the same office, 287 

For Town Clerk : 

Abraham Marland had 573 

For Selectman, Assessor, and Overseer of Poor, — 3 years. 
Arthur Bliss had 401 

Barnett Rogers had 166 

Peter D. Smith had 1 

For Town Treasurer: 

George A. Parker had 573 

For Collector of Taxes : 

Abraham Marland had 573 

For School Committee, — 3 years : 

John Alden had 572 

William Odlin had 570 

John N. Cole had 570 

J. Newton Cole had 1 

John W. Bell had 1 

For Water Commissioner, — 3 years : 

John H. Flint had 571 

For Sewer Commissioner, — 3 years : 

John L. Smith had 570 

John H. Flint had 1 



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For Trustee of Memorial Hall, — 7 years : 

Joseph A. Smart had 572 

For Trustee of Punchard Free School, — 2 years 
Myron E. Gutterson had 564 

John Alden had 1 

For Auditors (Three) : 



Lewis T. Hardy had 


571 


Louis A. Dane had 


570 


George A. Higgins had 


355 


John J. Sweeney had 


213 


John H. Flint had 


1 


For Board of Health, — 3 years : 




Howell F. Wilson had 


316 


M. E. Clemons had 


256 


For Constables (Three) : 




George F. Cheever had 


450 


George W. Mears had 


332 


William L. Frye had 


326 


John H. Clinton had 


310 


Edward F. Sisco had 


236 


George F. Baker had 


1 


M. C. Andrews had 


1 


George Brown had 


1 


For Fence Viewers (Three) : 




Michael T. Welch had 


566 


William H. Carter had 


366 


Charles G. Hussey had 


317 


George Buchan had 


256 



All the foregoing officers elected were chosen by ballot, 
the check list being used. 

And the Moderator declared — 
Abraham Marland elected Town Clerk. 



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Arthur Bliss elected Selectman, Assessor and Overseer of 
the Poor for three years. 

George A. Parker elected Town Treasurer. 

Abraham Marland elected Collector of Taxes. 

John Alden, John N. Cole, William Odlin, elected School 
Committee, three years. 

John H. Flint elected Water Commissioner, three years. 

John L. Smith elected Sewer Commissioner, three years. 

Joseph A. Smart elected Trustee of Memorial Hall, seven 
years. 

Myron E. Gutterson elected Trustee of Punchard Free 
School, two years. 

Lewis T. Hardy, Louis A. Dane, George A. Higgins, 
elected Auditors. 

Howell F. Wilson elected Board of Health, three years. 

George F. Cheever, George W. Mears, William L. Frye, 
elected Constables. 

Michael T. Welch, William H. Carter, Charles G. Hussey, 
elected Fence Viewers. 

The result of the vote on the Liquor License question was 
declared by the Moderator to be as follows : 

"Yes," 42. "No," 374. 

Chose Field Drivers : John L. Noyes, George Buchan, 
Fred. M. Hill, George T. Abbott. 

Chose Surveyors of Lumber : Charles H. Marland, Charles 
G. Hussey, Charles Green, Joseph F. Cole, Joshua H. Chand- 
ler, George H. Coffin, William H. Carter, George "P. Pills- 
bury, Frank E. Gleason, Edward S. Hardy. 

Chose as Pound Keeper: Superintendent of the Town 
Farm, and 

Voted, That the town barn and barn yard be the pound. 

Took up Article 4. 
Voted, To appropriate the following stated sums of money : 



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Schools, 


119,600 


School-houses, 


3,000 


School Books and Supplies, 


1,500 


Macadamized Roads. 


4,000 


Repairs on Highways and Bridges, 


3,000 


Sidewalks (1700 of which to be expended under 




" betterment act") 


1,300 


Removing Snow, 


500 


Town Officers, 


5,000 


Town House, 


1,000 


Water-works, maintenance, 


4,700 


Sinking Fund, 


675 


Fire Department, Running Expenses, 


2,000 


" " New Apparatus and Engine 




House changes, 


3,000 


Horses and Drivers, 


3,000 


Street Lighting, 


3,700 


Printing and Stationery, 


700 


Spring Grove Cemetery (also proceeds of sale 




of lots), 


300 


Memorial Day, 


200 


State Aid, 


1,600 


Military Aid, 


300 


Expenses of Almshouse, 


4,000 


Relief out of Almshouse, 


5,000 


Repairs on Almshouse, 


500 


State Tax, 


6,000 


County Tax, 


5,000 


Abatement of Taxes, 


300 


Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, 


10,000 


Insurance, 


500 


Hay Scales, 


50 


Miscellaneous, 


1,500 


250th Anniversary, 


4,500 


Drinking Fountain (see Art. 14), 


275 


Public Dump (see Art. 20), 


25 



$96,725 



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Took up Article 5. 

Voted, To appropriate the sum of four thousand five hun- 
dred dollars for the Celebration of the 250th Annniversary 
of the Incorporation of the Town of Andover. The vote 
stood Yes, 216 ; No, none. 

Voted, That Articles 6 and 10 be considered together. 

The appropriations called for in these two Articles having 
already been considered in the list of appropriations, further 
action was unnecessary. 

Took up Article 7. 
Voted, To rescind the vote passed two years ago authoriz- 
ing the sale of the J. P. Bradlee Steamer. 

Took up Article 8. 

Voted, That the Town accept the provisions of Chapter 374, 
Acts of 1895, authorizing the Town to place the administra- 
tion of their highways under a single Highway Surveyor. 

Voted, That the Moderator appoint a committee to bring 
in names of candidates for the office of Highway Surveyor. 

The Moderator appointed John N. Cole, M. E. demons, 
and Arthur Bliss as that committee. 

Moved, To reconsider the acceptance of the law relating to 
Highway Surveyor. The motion was lost. 

Voted, To lay Article 8 on the table until the committee 
report. 

The committee reported that they were unable to agree. 

Took up Article 9. 
Voted, To indefinitely postpone. 

Article 10 has already been acted upon. 

Took up Article 11. 
Voted, That the Town instruct the Sewer Commissioners 
to appeal to the Legislature to repeal Section 15 of Chapter 



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386 of the Acts of 1895, entitled, " An Act to authorize the 
Town of Andover to establish a system of Sewerage. 
Voted, To accept the report of the Town Officers. 

Took up Article 12. 
Voted, To strike the following names from the Jury List, 
at the request of the persons : Edward W. Burtt, Jonathan 
M. Bean, Henry J. Gardner, StillmanH. Harnden, George F. 
Lawrence, Henry A. Russell, James Spence, Allen Simpson. 

Voted,To accept the Jury List as amended, here following : 



Abbott, Allen F. 
Abbott, Warren G. 
Abbot, Edward F. 
Abbot, Stephen E. 
Anderson, James 
Anderson, Frank H. 
Berry, J. Warren 
Bodwell, Lewis F. 
Bowman, Charles 
Brown, George A. 
Bailey, Samuel H. 
Boutwell, Samuel H. 
Boynton, Henry 
Billington, Charles F. 
Blunt, Charles C. 
Boutwell, Edward W. 
Caldwell, Albert W. 
Chandler, George W. 
Cole, Joseph F. 
Chandler, Joshua H. 
Caffrey, Owen F. 
Carter, William H. 
Carpenter, Charles C. 
Christie, George A. 
Donald, Walter S. 
Dodson, Richard J. 



Hoffman, Carl 
Holt, Ballard 
Hanson, Eugene A. 
Hardy, Fred. S. 
Haynes, Bancroft T. 
Hayward, Henry M. 
Hay ward, Henry A. 
Hackett, William H. 
Johnson, Isaac 
Jowett, William H. 
Kibbee, Charles H. 
Keeland, John E. 
Lowd, Joseph H. 
Lovejoy, Sephen A. 
Livingston, William 
Mooar, J. Warren 
Moody, A. Herbert 
Moulton, Charles N. 
Mathews, Thomas A. 
Newton, Charles H. 
Neal, Horace F. 
Piatt, Thomas W. 
Phelps, Frank C. 
Poor, Daniel H. 
Riley, Lawrence F 4 
Stack, John, Jr. 



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Daley, James E. Schneider, Louis H. 

Daley, Thomas F. Stott, Joshua H. 

Dane, Louis A. Stark, John S. 

Daley, Patrick Stott, Thomas E. 

Dear, Alexander Scott, John W. 

Davey, John Shaw, Benjamin 

Erving, Abbott Tuck, M. Warren 

Foster, Frank M. Wiggin, George W. 

Flint, James S. Ward, Wilber F. 

Grosvenor, James Welch, Michael T. 

Took up Article 13. 
Voted, To pay firemen same as last year ($25). 

Took up Article 14. 
Voted, That 1275 be appropriated for a drinking fountain, 
to be located at the junction of Main and Marland Streets. 

Took up Article 15. 

Voted, To proceed to vote on the acceptance of the pro- 
visions of Chapter 154 of Acts of 1882, as amended by 
Chapter 240 of the Acts of 1890, relating to public parks. 
The check list was used in taking this vote. 

Voted, To close the polls on Park Act at 3.50 p.m., and 
the polls were closed at that hour. 

The following is the result of the vote on Park Act : 
Yes, 11 ; No. 1. 

Voted, That Article 8 be taken from the table. 
Voted, That the choice of Highway Surveyor be deferred 
until an adjourned meeting. 

Voted, That when this meeting adjourn it be to 8 o'clock 
p.m., two weeks from this evening (March 16). 

Took up Article 16. 
This Article was voted on, but was not carried. 



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Took up Article 17. 
Voted, That taxes be collected on same terms as last year. 

Took up Article 18. 
Voted, That Ridge Street be improved out of the regular 
appropriation. 

Took up Article 19. 
Voted, To name the street leading from Main Street past 
James N. Smart's house, " Gardner Avenue." 

Took up Article 20. 
Voted, To appropriate f 25 for Public Dump to be under 
control of the Village Improvement Society. 

Took up Article 21. 

Voted, That if a Fountain be given to the Town to be 
placed in Elm Square, that water be provided for it without 
charge. 

Took up Article 22. 
Voted, That all unexpended balances be turned into the 
treasury, except one hundred dollars of the balance of the 
Sewer Commissioners. 

Took up Article ^3. 
Voted, To indefinitely postpone. 

Took up Article 24. 
Voted, To authorize the Treasurer to hire money for the 
use of the Town, in anticipation of taxes, upon the approval 
of the Selectmen. 

Took up Article 25. 
Voted, To raise eighty thousand dollars by taxation. 



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Took up Article 26. 

Voted, That the Committee on the 250th Anniversary be 
instructed to procure suitable quarters for the literary exer- 
cises on that occasion. 

Voted. That the Town request the School Committee to 
allow the Committee on the 250th Anniversary to use the 
Punchard School House for the Loan Collection. 

The following is a copy of the Second Annual Report of 
the Committee of Fifteen on the 250th Anniversary of the 
Incorporation of Andover : 

Second Annual Report of the Committee of Fifteen to 
the Town of Andover, March 2, 1896. 

At the Annual Meeting of 1895 your Committee of Fifteen on 
the 250th Anniversary of the Incorporation of Andover, appointed 
at the Annual Meeting of 1894, reported progress, and presented 
certain recommendations and appointments, and a general outline of 
a civic celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Town. That 
report was accepted, and its recommendations were adopted. This 
report, and the action thereon, may be found on pp. 15, 16 and 17 
of the Annual Reports of the Town Officers for the year ending 
January 15, 1896. 

During the year your Committee held meetings Oct. 26, Nov. 13, 
Dec. 11, Dec. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 21 ; many meetings have been held 
by the sub-committees. 

There have been two changes in the Committee : Frederic W. 
Greene, having resigned his charge in the West Parisli and removed 
to Middletown, Ct., his place was filled, in accordance with the 
authority of the vote of the Town, by the appointment of Peter D. 
Smith ; George Gould, having removed temporarily from the town, 
asked to be released from further service on the Committee, and his 
place was filled by the appointment of Arthur Bliss. 

The Committee deemed it wise to change the date of the celebra- 
tion from the 6th of May to the 20th of May, and accordingly to 
ask the pastors of the churches to preach the memorial sermons on 
the 17th of May instead of the 3d of May next. 

The Committee, as authorized by the Town, has created sub- 
committees, as follows : 



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Invitation and Guests — C. F. P. Bancroft, chairman. 

Evening Reception and Historical Tableaux — A. L. Ripley, 
chairman. 

Decorations — Geo. W. Foster, chairman. 

Music — Arthur Bliss, chairman. 

Salute and Fireworks — John L. Smith, chairman. 

Procession — Peter D. Smith, chairman. 

Printing — John N. Cole, chairman. 

Banquet — Wm. Marland, chairman. 

Loan Collection and Historic Sites — Samuel H. Boutwell, chair- 
man. 

Transportation — Howell F. Wilson, chairman. 

Sports — Joseph M. Bradley, chairman. 

Children's Festival — Joseph W. Smith, chairman. They have 
constituted themselves the Finance Committee, with George H. Poor 
as chairman, to which as General Committee also, each sub-com- 
mittee is to report. Each sub-committee has for its chairman, or in 
its membership, a member of the General Committee, so that a 
general unity of plans and effort may be readily secured. About 
one hundred and seventeen men and women were invited to serve 
the town on these sub-committees, of whom only two have requested 
to be excused. 

In addition to the appointment of Orator and Poet, as voted at 
the last town meeting, the Committee of Fifteen have appointed 
Rev. Frank R. Shipman, the pastor of our oldest church, chaplain 
of the day, Peter D. Smith, chief marshal, and John Wesley 
Churchill, toast-master. 

The provisional program adopted by your Committee includes the 
following as possible features : — 

For the evening of the 19th May, a general reception with music, 
and tableaux illustrating distinctive events and scenes in the town's 
history. 

For the morning of the 20th, sunrise bells and artillery salute. 

A procession, in which the schools may have a prominent place, 
and the various organizations of the town. 

The literary exercises. 

The dinner, followed by addresses from distinguished guests and 
others. 

Various entertainment for the children. 



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Field sports and athletic games. 

A loan collection in some suitable place, with objects of special 
historical, industrial, and personal interest. 

There has been a very general interest in the matter of decora- 
tions, and the Committee expect such general and hearty response 
from families and firms, especially from the children, as will make a 
May festival of great beauty. 

For the evening of the 20th, the Committee has considered the 
possibility of an out-of-door concert, with a display of fireworks, 
and possibly one or more indoor promenade concerts at the same 
time. 

Your Committee has been guided by a few broad principles. We 
cannot vie with the larger and richer communities in numbers and 
display. We have not the means of housing and entertaining a 
great throng of spectators, who have little personal interest in our 
celebration. We must therefore study to make it dignified and 
worthy, rather than elaborate and costly. We have no one audi- 
torium in which we can gather a very large assembly. The Com- 
mittee has sought therefore to provide a variety of exercises, some 
of which may properly be in progress at the same time, and which 
at all events will appeal to a variety of differing interests, thereby 
relieving the poverty of our accommodations. 

Your Committee did not accept your appointment in 1894, and 
its renewal in 1895, as a right of inheritance, or a mark of distinc- 
tion, [ov a coveted privilege, but they accepted it as servants of the 
town to promote a celebration historic, comprehensive, and patriotic. 
They record here their appreciation of the support they have re- 
ceived thus far from old citizens and new comers, from women as 
well as men, from youth and adults, from all parts of our scattered 
territory, and from former residents and their descendents as well 
as from our present inhabitants. It has been the desire of your 
Committee to enlist everybody in this celebration, till everybody 
within our borders feels that it is unselfishly his. They have taken 
it for granted that every man, woman, and child should regard him- 
self as a member of the great central " committee of the whole," 
and should charge himself with a responsibility for this celebration, 
which was begun by the vote, in the name of the town as a whole, 
of the town as it is to-day, with all the various components that are 
in it, and which is to be carried on with the distinct aim of paying 



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a worthy tribute of gratitude and reverence to the past, with a con- 
scious civic self-respect and appreciation of the present, and with a 
generous reference to the future of a township already favorably 
known for its noble public spirit. 

Your Committee therefore has felt it their duty to call upon 
every citizen, in the name of the town, to assist in this celebration ; 
and they have called upon a few out of the very many who are 
competent for such leadership, by name and by appointment, to 
represent and organize and direct the activitity of our great " com- 
mittee of the whole," to which every one of our more than six 
thousand citizens belongs. 

Finally, in order to meet the expenses of the celebration, your 
Committee recommends that the town avail itself of the provisions 
of the general statute relating to centennial celebrations by towns 
and cities in this Commonwealth. Under this statute a town may 
appropriate a sum not exceeding one-tenth of one per cent, of its 
taxable valuation. As your Committee is informed by the Select- 
men our valuation is about $4,500,000, and a tenth of one per cent, 
would give an appropriation of $4,500 for our Quarter-Millenial, a 
sum judiciously expended would meet the requirements of a dignified 
and comprehensive celebration, while not large enough to warrant 
any ostentation. 

Your Committee accordingly recommends an appropriation not 
exceeding one-tenth of one per cent, of the taxable valuation, to be 
expended under the direction of the Finance Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Cecil F. P. Bancroft, 

Chairman. 

Voted, That the road wash, past and present, be given to 
the Village Improvement Society, to use in improving town 
property. 

The meeting adjourned at five o'clock p.m. 

Attest : 

ABRAHAM MARLAND, 

Town Clerk. 



21 
Adjourned Town Meeting, March 16, 1896. 



The meeting opened at 8 o'clock p.m. 

Voted, To take Article 8 from the table. 

Voted, To proceed to vote for Highway Surveyor. 

Voted, At 8.50 p.m. it was voted to close the polls. 

Voted, To take up Article 26. 

Voted, That street leading from Village Street to Lowell 
Street, past the house of George Buchan, be named " Lincoln 
Street." 

Voted, That so much of Punchard Avenue from Elm 
Street to Bartlet Street, by the Punchard School grounds, 
be called " Whittier Street." The vote stood 81 yes, 10 no. 

Voted, That the portion of Punchard Avenue from the end 
of that portion now changed to Whittier Street, to the original 
Punchard Avenue, be called " Bartlet Street." 

The motion to pay Highway Surveyor three dollars per 
day, and one dollar per day additional for use of horse, was 
lost. 

Voted, That Highway Surveyor be paid one thousand 
dollars per year, witli nothing additional for use of horse. 

Voted, That all employe's of the town be paid by treasurer's 
check, instead of cash. 

The result of the vote for Highway Surveyor was as 
follows : 

Thomas J. O'Brien, 48 

Joseph T. Lovejoy, 135 

George W. Chandler, 159 

And the Moderator declared George W. Chandler elected 
Highway Surveyor. 

Voted, At 9.30 p.m., to dissolve the meeting. 

Attest : 

ABRAHAM MARLAND, 

Town Clerk. 



22 



Special Town Meeting, December 21, 1896. 



WARKANT. 



ESSEX SS : To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover. Greetng : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of 
the Town of Andover, qualified to vote in town affairs, to 
meet and assemble in the Town House, in said Andover, on 
Monday, the twenty-first day of December, 1896, at seven 
thirty o'clock, p. M., to act on the following articles, namely : 

Article 1. To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2. To see if the Town will instruct and empower 
the Spring Grove Cemetery Committee to sell and convey the 
standing wood and timber on land connected with said 
cemetery, on a petition of William S. Jenkins and others. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant, with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place 
of meeting. 

Given under our hands at Andover this Eleventh day 
of December in the year one thousand eight 
hundred and ninety-six. 

ARTHUR BLISS, ) Selectmen 

SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, \ of 
JOHN S. STARK, ) Andover. 



23 



Took up Article 1. 
Chose George H. Poor, Moderator. 



Took up Article 2. 

Voted, That Spring Grove Cemetery Committee be in- 
structed to cut and sell wood on Spring Grove Cemetery at 
their discretion, the proceeds to be used for improvement of 
Cemetery. 

Adjourned at 8 o'clock p.m. 



Attest : 



ABRAHAM MARLAND, 

Town Clerk. 



Selectmen's Account. 



SCHOOLS. 


Appropriation, March 2nd, 


$19,600 00 


G. E. Johnson, Superintendent, 


$1339 42 


C. N. Lane, teaching, 


544 80 


C. A. Putnam, teaching, 


459 88 


F. W. Meldrum, teaching, 


145 34 


A. E. Chase, teaching, 


439 53 


C. E. Clay, teaching,' 


113 21 


E. A. McLawlin, teaching, 


500 82 


L. A. Roach, teaching, 


430 62 


A. 0. S. Clemons, teaching, 


418 84 


J. S. Abbott, teaching, 


423 06 


L. F. Farnum, teaching, 


422 22 


S. N. Molther, teaching, 


486 80 


C. A. Deane, teaching, 


337 26 


S. G. Meldrum, teaching, 


249 00 


M. F. Brown, teaching, 


257 30 


R. S. Copeland, teaching, 


432 30 


F. I. Abbott, teaching, 


423 06 


M. C. Donovan, teaching, 


470 51 


J. B. F. Greene, teaching-, 


383 81 


J. Birnie, teaching, 


419 52 


M. D. McLeod, teaching, 


432 30 


L. A. Abbott, teaching, 


434 36 


H. W. Battles, teaching, 


436 26 


E. M. Dearborn, teaching, 


110 45 


Grace L. Burtt, teaching, 


339 59 


Amount carried forward, 


$10450 26 



25 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 




$19,600 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$10450 26 


F. Chandler, teaching, 


201 


60 


A. Aldrich, teaching, 


171 


00 


Gertrude A. Burtt, teaching, 


339 


59 


Gertrude E. Holt, teaching, 


354 31 


E. Demorest, teaching, 


944 32 


E. Kolb, teaching, 


207 


00 


A. Mills, teaching, 


7 82 


A. L. Goodrich, teaching, 


8 


40 


J. M. West, teaching, 


130 


00 


R. Jeffers, teaching, 


100 


67 


E. A. Laquls, teaching, 


22 


36 


A. M. Powell, teaching, 


114 14 


E. M. Harmon, teaching, 


129 


15 


M. A. Dacey, teaching, 


280 


00 


M. L. Saunders, teaching, 


132 


00 


C. B. Dean, teaching, 


85 


80 


M. A Moore, teaching, 


135 


98 


Florence Webster, teaching, 


24 


60 


A, S. Peabody, teaching, 


8 


00 


L. A Nolan, teaching, 


3 


60 


E. L Warren, teaching, 


165 


76 


Bertha Haselton, teaching. 


126 


00 


J. F. McCarthy, teaching, 


110 


37 


M. F. Pillsbury, teaching, 


156 


50 


E. L. Comstock, teaching, 


165 


76 


G. A. Puffer, teaching, 


165 


76 


Eleanor J. Clark, teaching, 


276 


30 


Clarissa Abbott, teaching, 


10 


00 


Louise E. Hardy, teaching, 


4 


10 


Abbott Erving, janitor, 


720 


00 


Orrell Ashton, janitor, 


222 


00 


James Scott, janitor, 


219 


62 


Charles A. Craig, janitor, 


99 


50 


Amount carried forward, 


$16292 


27 



26 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 


$19,600 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$16292 27 


Fred Hanson, janitor, 


30 75 


Charles A. Hardy, janitor, 


36 00 


Mattie Bourdelais, janitor, 


18 50 


Edgar Mclntire, janitor, 


22 00 


William A. Howell, janitor, Punchard, 


65 47 


Edward McGovern, janitor, 


29 44 


C. M. Baldwin est., janitor, Punchard, 


10 40 


Leon G. Flint, janitor, 


16 00 


Bailey & Flint, janitors, 


23 00 


L. W. Bodwell, janitor, Punchard, 


113 68 


Harry D. Flint, janitor, 


8 00 


Frank E. Gleason, coal, 


1738 15 


James S. Flint, wood, 


43 88 


A. W. Baker, wood, 


21 50 


Daniel Fitzpatrick, wood, 


14 00 


George F. Baker, wood, 


12 00 


C. L. Bailey, wood, 


19 69 


John B. Abbott, wood, 


15 39 


A. A. Hardy, wood, 


3 00 


George E. Flint, preparing wood, 


5 00 


Fred L. Harrington, preparing wood, 


50 


William H. Tucker, wood, 


14 00 


Sara Wiltse, lecture, 


11 70 


H. M. Hayward, truant officer, 


10 00 


Andover & Lawrence Express, 


1 50 


Omar P. Chase, supplies, 


8 67 


Dyer & Co,, rent of piano, 


13 00 


E. C. Pike, supplies, 


8 60 


G. E. Johnson, cash paid for sundries, 


65 41 


Total expenditure, 


fl1Sfi71 ^0 




Balance unexpended, 


$928 50 



27 



SCHOOL-HOUSES. 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 


13,000 00 


A. A. Hardy, grading, 


$124 48 


H. McLawlin, supplies, 


190 45 


M. E. White, masonry, 


61 40 


Henry P. Noyes, supplies, 


70 25 


John Haggerty, labor, 


14 25 


E. C. Pike, supplies and repairs, 


54 37 


Frank E. Dodge, masonry, 


80 69 


J. E. Whiting, clocks, 


8 50 


George H. Horn, repairs, 


9 50 


George W. Chandler, grading, 


176 68 


Brainard Cummings, repairs, 


22 61 


Hardy & Cole, repairs, 


641 00 


George Saunders, supplies, 


13 56 


John S. Dearborn, painting, 


64 84 


Wales Brothers, pump, 


15 00 


F. G. Haynes & Co., 


5 03 


Charles Craig, repairs, 


2 50 


Charles A. Hardy, repairs, 


4 00 


Chandler Adjustable Chair Co., furniture, 344 80 


William J. Reed, repairs, 


2 25 


John Cunningham, labor, 


1 50 


John F. Nuckley, grading, 


12 00 


Norman Wyatt, labor, 


3 00 


Elis Cote, repairs, 


50 


E. J. Rowe, repairs, 


48 65 


Misses Bradley, supplies, 


5 93 


Amount carried forward, 


$1977 74 



28 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 




$3000 00 


Amount brought forward, 


11977 


74 


T. A. Holt & Co., supplies, 


4 07 


Abbott Erving, repairs, 


56 


63 


0. W. Vennard, loam, 


21 


35 


T. J. O'Brien, grading, 


369 


38 


J. H. Chandler, repairs, 


4 


25 


John E. Smith, engineering, 


10 


00 


T. F. Hayden, labor, 


8 


00 


Enoch Robinson, supplies, 


1 


25 


George H. Champlin & Co., pianos, 


150 


00 


A. M. Caldwell, repairs, 


25 


05 


Andover Electric Light Co., light, 


5 


00 


Tuttle's Express, 


24 


10 


T. O'Hara. labor, 


1 


70 


John B. Abbott, repairs, 


1 


00 


Jennie S. Abbott, supplies, 




97 


M. V. Gleason, masonry, 


30 


80 


Blois' Express, 


2 


00 


J. L. Hammett & Co., supplies, 


61 


61 


Andover Guild, use of piano, 


25 00 


John T. Connoly, loam, 


2 


00 


Winthrop B. Jones, blackboard frame, 


6 


00 


Peabody, Whitney & Co., supplies, 


19 


44 


Tyer Rubber Co., supplies, 


12 


00 


W. F. Duffee & Co., concreting, 


150 


00 


H. M. Hay ward, grading, 


11 


10 


A. F. Saunders, cleaning, 


2 


50 


W. H. Welch, repairs, 


4 


35 


Andover Water Works, 


4 37 


H. F. Chase, supplies, 




25 


Smith & Manning, supplies, 


1 


40 


Total expenditure, 




$2993 21 






Balance unexpended, 


$6 69 



29 



SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES. 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 


$1500 00 


Cr. by amount overpaid, 


8 04 




$1508 04 


H. F. Chandler, 


$ 54 40 


Thompson, Brown & Co., 


15 00 


Leach, She well & Sanborn, 


19 73 


Ginn & Co., 


102 01 


Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 


90 16 


William J. Dinsmore & Co., 


3 50 


Lee & Shepard, 


7 20 


J. L. Hammett & Co., 


171 42 


Brown's Express, 


17 82 


D. C. Heath & Co., 


301 82 


E. H. Butler & Co., 


3 00 


J. & I. C. Moore, 


12 00 


Prang Educational Co., 


65 99 


Oliver Ditson Co., 


2 50 


Eldredge & Brother, 


33 


American Book Co., 


217 32 


Silver, Burdette & Co., 


12 00 


American Express Co., 


11 10 


Handy Package Dye Co., 


1 25 


Werner School Book Co., 


60 


Monoccntric Penholder Co., 


1 25 


John N. Cole, 


94 62 


Andover Press, 


34 50 


Edward B. Babb & Co., 


27 00 



Amount carried forward, 



$1266 52 



30 



Appropriation, March 2nd, and amount 


overpaid, 11508 04 


Amount brought forward. 


11266 52 


Robert Bros., 


2 15 


G. E. Johnson, 


2 74 


Educational Publishing Co., 


1 20 


George F. King & Merrill, 


10 24 


Joseph C. Godfrey, 


25 71 


Arthur A. Boy den, 


7 50 


Peabody, Whiting & Co., 


2 40 


Tuttle's Express, 


7 68 


Public School Publishing Co., 


14 00 


William Ware & Co., 


116 00 


W. B. Jones, 


5 70 


George A. Higgins & Co., 


25 19 


American Net & Twine Co., 


3 10 


Morse Campany, 


2 00 


Joseph Gillott & Sons, 


5 25 


Omar P. Chase, 


5 20 


Lathrop Publishing Co., 


4 00 


Total expenditure, 


11506 58 



Balance unexpended, 



$1 46 



Highways and Bridges. 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 


17000 00 


Dennis P. Sweeney, pipe, 


$ 2 50 


F. G Haynes & Co., supplies, 


1 10 


Treat Hardware and Supply Co., supplies. 


, 9 41 


H. F. Chase, saw filing, 


80 


Samuel Smith, repairs on engine, 


64 73 


A. J. Wellington, grates, 


68 39 


J. W. Henderson, supplies, 


1 72 


Reuben Webb, labor, 


27 00 


Jerry Golden, labor, 


18 75 


Andover & Lawrence, express, 


1 25 


Town of Methuen, steam rolling, 


20 00 


John Haggerty, labor, 


435 48 


B. F. Smith, labor, 


4 50 


H. McLawlin, supplies, 


77 55 


C. L. Bailey, labor, 


3 00 


John H. Clinton, labor, 


320 70 


John McCarty, labor, 


55 41 


James Greives, labor, 


3 00 


Brainard Cummings, labor and stock, 


5 99 


Geo. W. Chandler, team, labor and wood, 


302 07 


C. E. Knowlton, wood work, 


2 75 


American Road Machine Co., castings, 


2 00 


J. T. Lovejoy, salary and team work, 


318 00 


T. Howard, labor, 


1 00 


T. A. Holt & Co., supplies, 


75 


L. F. Murch, labor, 


12 75 


C. W. Livingston, labor, 


5 25 



Amount carried for ward , $1765 85 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 


$7000 00 


Amount brought forward, 


81765 85 


John Ronan, labor, 


80 36 


W. H. Carter, gravel, 


66 70 


Frank E. Gleason, gravel, 


2 00 


T. P. Harriman, iron work, 


28 75 


T. J. O'Brien, labor, 


16 50 


Austin Poland, labor, 


2 65 


Hardy & Cole, stock and labor, 


80 64 


John J. Barrett, labor, 


16 50 


Geo. A. Dane, iron work, 


50 


John Schofield, labor, 


221 32 


Anderson & Bowman, iron work, 


5 50 


Patrick Conway, labor, 


181 25 


J. J. Abbott, stone, 


16 50 


Geo. L. Burnham, Supt., labor, 


179 25 


John Leary, labor, 


197 30 


George Saunders, stock and labor, 


16 53 


George W. Chandler, salary, 


655 00 


George L. Averill, posts, wire and labor 


2 00 


Isaac Carruth estate, gravel, 


5 60 


Erwin C. Pike, supplies, 


1 10 


John D. Driscoll, labor, 


77 85 


Locke & Jones, stone, 


4 00 


Burnham & Page, belting 


16 07 


Dennis Sweeney, labor, 


5 15 


Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 


3 40 


W. F. Duffee & Co., concreting, 


664 00 


E. W. Bigelow & Co., oil, 


25 47 


F. W. McLanathan, belting, 


1 50 


Concord Foundry Co., grates, 


5 00 


Western Wheel Scraper Co., grates, 


13 60 


J. H. Leonard, iron work, 


2 01 


G. A. Mayer, 


50 


C. H. Newton, labor, 


12 50 


Arthur F. O'Connell, wood work, 


2 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$4374 85 



33 



Appropriation. March 2nd, 




Amount brought forward, 


$4374 85 


Joshua H. Chandler, labor, 


25 32 


Sarah F. Jenkins, 


7 44 


C. N. Moulton, labor, 


12 00 


John McGlinn, labor, 


2 53 


Timothy C. Sullivan, labor, 


215 00 


Jerry Leary, labor, 


35 83 


Harry Bourdelais, labor, 


4 50 


Patrick Hodnadd, labor, 


200 42 


Geo. Morgan, labor, 


15 00 


Cornelius Sweeney, labor, 


8 75 


Andrew Hurley, labor, 


82 06 


Timothy Mahoney, labor, 


153 01 


John E. Murphy, labor, 


3 50 


William Hardney, labor, 


75 44 


Swan Mateson, labor, 


157 69 


Charles Cheever, labor, 


21 00 


Joseph Magnett, labor, 


32 47 


Dennis Riley, labor. 


130 13 


Stephen E. Abbott, labor, 


27 00 


Henry Gould, labor, 


27 00 


William Carter, labor, 


22 50 


S. M. Jones, labor, 


27 00 


William Hackett, labor, 


24 50 


J. F. Nuckley, labor, 


21 87 


George Leighton, labor, 


9 72 


F. E. Cole, labor, 


10 50 


Harry Gray, labor, 


58 21 


Thomas Doyle, labor, 


50 25 


Frank German, labor, 


68 63 


John Gill, labor, 


22 75 


Patrick Chandler, labor, 


39 28 


Patrick McMullen, labor, 


223 86 


Frank McCluskar, labor, 


165 73 


John Madden, labor, 


4 47 


Amount carried forward, 


$6360 21 



$7000 00 



34 

Appropriation, March 2nd, $7000 00 

Amount brought forward, 
Timothy Madden, labor, 
Daniel Sullivan, labor, 
James Ronan, 1st, labor, 
James Ronan, 2nd, labor, 
Alvin Lovejoy, labor, 
Edward Moulton, labor, 
Charles Robinson, labor, 
William Leary, labor, 
Patrick Hartnett, labor, 
Cornelius Cronan, labor, 
Hiram Carter, labor, 
George E. Murray, labor, 
Michael Leary, labor, 
S. A. Lovejoy, labor, 
Nelson Hibbert, labor, 
George Ward, labor, 
Michael Stack, labor, 
Charles Rea, labor, 
John Collins, labor, 
William Knight, labor, 
John Buckley, labor, 
James Conway, labor, 
Randall Hurley, labor, 
John Maroony, labor, 
Fred Foster, labor, 

Total expenditure, $7258 59 

Overdrawn, $258 59 



$6360 21 


218 59 


83 


50 94 


5 24 


2 72 


83 


2 00 


204 68 


12 44 


97 


97 


1 75 


207 95 


11 50 


4 00 


4 50 


8 00 


5 33 


5 33 


2 91 


136 21 


3 30 


3 11 


1 75 


2 53 



35 



KEMOVING SNOW. 




Appropriation, March 2nd, 




John Haggerty, 


$ 85 75 


Robert W. Holt, 


7 17 


Patrick Murphy, 


5 81 


Daniel Murphy, 


4 37 


George Dane, 


1 36 


T. C. Sullivan, 


10 36 


William Leary, 


4 37 


John J. Noyes, 


2 52 


William Clark, 


3 30 


Patrick Conway, 


4 37 


E. W. Burtt, 


18 45 


John Marony, 


3 11 


C. C. Blunt, 


49 05 


Patrick McMullen, 


15 87 


Michael O'Connor, 


48 


Frank McCuskar, 


16 19 


James Ronan, 


78 


John H. Clinton, 


22 56 


W. H. Carter, 


71 24 


Charles Stickney, 


4 50 


Phillip Caffrey, 


2 25 


Oscar Newcomb, 


3 75 


John Poart, 


4 50 


Thomas Winton, 


3 00 


William H. Tucker, 


21 55 


Patrick Harnett, 


2 92 


Daniel Donovan, 


48 


S. A. Lovejoy, 


3 50 


J. T. Lovejoy, salary, 


75 00 


Joseph Bourdelais, 


31 11 


N. H. Perkins, 


22 79 


Warren A. Bailey, 


15 75 


William Dane, 


1 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$519 21 



$500 00 



36 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 




$500 00 


Amount brought forward, 


1519 21 




John Sweeney, 


9 80 




J. J. Abbott, 


9 35 




Joshua H. Chandler, 


5 25 




Daniel Fitzpatrick, 


25 36 




S. H. Boutwell, 


2 50 




Westley B. Hardy, 


1 50 




W. F. Wheeler, 


65 00 




John Howell, 


4 05 




Thomas O'Hara, 


75 




E. S. Hardy, 


4 50 




Michael Boyle, 


3 40 




T. P. Harriman, 


1 25 




Charles Jameson, 


1 65 




Andrew Hurley, 


75 




Robert O'Hara, 


85 




W. Baker, 


1 50 




Charles Millet, 


1 05 




James Dole, 


1 50 




Total expenditure, 




$659 22 




Overdrawn, 




$159 22 



37 
SIDEWALKS. 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 




11300 00 


Re-embursed by abuttors, 




237 27 




$1537 27 


John Leary, labor, 


$ 48 22 




William Leary, labor, 


33 00 




John Schofield, labor, 


46 47 




Patrick Hodnadd, labor, 


49 97 




Timothy Sullivan, labor, 


75 05 




John Buckley, labor, 


14 00 




Timothy Madden, labor, 


108 30 




Patrick Mullen, labor, 


35 00 




Frank McCuskar, labor, 


27 45 




Andrew Hurley, labor, 


12 25 




Timothy Mahoney, labor, 


31 50 




Swan Maitson, labor, 


38 50 




Michael Leary, labor, 


22 50 




George W. Chandler, team, 


63 6Q 




John Ronan, labor, 


24 69 




Joseph Magnett, labor, 


7 00 




Dennis Riley, labor, 


35 00 




W. F. Duffee & Co., concreting, 


567 73 




Frank Germain, labor, 


22 94 




William Hardney, labor, 


10 69 




Thomas Doyle, labor, 


6 22 




Harry Gray, labor, 


6 22 




John Gill, labor, 


7 00 




John Clinton, labor, 


36 89 




George W. Chandler, Supt., salary, 


150 00 




Total expenditure, 




$1480 25 




Balance unexpended, 




$57 02 



38 



STATE HIGHWAY, 




Town of Methuen, roller and watering cart, 1445 00 


Charles Woodburn, labor, 


18 98 


John McCarthy, paving, 


67 00 


Treat Hardware Co., pipe, 


29 87 


P. O'Neil paving, 


35 00 


J. Ronan, labor, 


10 87 


W. Barnard, labor, 


12 83 


W. Bonner, labor, 


4 00 


M. Cregg, labor, 


10 00 


W. Raymond, labor, 


12 00 


P. Daley, labor, 


17 50 


M. Welch, labor, 


7 50 


J. Grieves, labor, 


3 50 


John D. Driscoll, 


35 75 


E. C. Pike, supplies, 


1 45 


B. F. Holt, wood, 


5 62 


Charles McDermitt, 


22 94 


Henry McLawlin, shovels, 


2 45 


J. Napier, teaming, 


1 50 


Joseph T. Lovejoy, Supt., 


57 16 


S. A. Lovejoy, labor, 


54 00 


R. A.^ Watson, labor, 


36 00 


George Ward, labor, 


29 50 


Joseph Bourdelais, labor, 


93 84 


Peter McGuire, 


3 31 


John Roger, 


3 31 


James Hickey, 


3 31 


T. J. O'Brien, labor, 


24 50 


J. Donovan, 


22 75 


Charles O'Harra, 


6 00 


Thomas Doyle, 


3 50 


Peter Lynch, 


30 


Patrick Connoly, 


2 72 


Daniel Cavney, 


4 87 



Amount carried forward, $1088 83 



39 



Amount brought forward, 


$1088 83 


Blois Express, 


3 25 


T. H. Bentley, 


2 50 


Hardy & Cole, lumber, 


3 46 


Tuttle Express, 


50 


Massachusetts Broken Stone Co., 


505 33 


Timothy Sullivan, 


3 50 


Town of North Andover, 


13 00 


American Road Machine Co., 


68 85 


W. C. Donald & Co., brick and labor, 


2 50 


Unexpended, 


19 72 




f1711 \\ 


Received from State Treasurer, 


$1711 44 



EEP0RT OF THE HIGHWAY SUEVEYOR. 



To the Selectmen of the Town of Andover : 

Gentlemen : I herewith submit the following report of 
Highways and Bridges for the year ending January 15th, 
1897. 

On assuming the duties of Highway Surveyor in March, I 
found the roads in a rather bad condition, owing largely to 
the heavy rains in February. Several culverts were badly 
washed, and the expense necessary to repair them was quite 
large. 

The first work was on the culvert on Morton Street east of 
Bartlet which was washed out by the heavy rainfalls in Feb- 
ruary. The walks on both sides of the culvert had to be re- 
laid for about twenty (20) feet ; and twenty feet of the new 
culvert on Morton Street extension had to be relaid, and a 
new cover put in. 

About half the culvert across the street near the land of 
the late Hartwell B. Abbott had to be relaid, and repairs 
were made on the culvert near the old Ames place in West 
Andover, and on the one on Summer Street. 



40 

New sidewalks have been built on Summer Street from 
the house of Mrs. Burns to G. E. Morse's. On Maple Av- 
enue from Alex. Lamont's to James Grosvenor's, and along 
Murray's land in Frye Village. Concrete walks have been 
laid from Morton to junction of Main and School Streets, on 
Main. On Bartlet Street from Park Street to Punchard Av- 
enue. The walk in front of St. Augustine's Church was low- 
ered and relaid. A new crossing was laid on Main Street at 
Locke Street and the walk on Essex Street near the station 
has been repaired. 

Concrete gutters have been laid on both sides of Main 
Street from Chapel Avenue to Morton Street, with new man- 
hole and grate, and on Pearson Street a gutter about two 
hundred feet long has been laid. 

The electric car track was raised from Morton Street to 
Chapel Avenue. This required a great amount of grading, 
and the street on both sides of the track has been macad- 
amized for about two thousand (2000) feet in length and 
fifteen feet in width. 

The east side of Main Street from the Town House cross- 
ing to the crossing in front of Yalpey's market has been mac- 
adamized, and a paved gutter laid in front of J. W. Bar- 
nard's building. About one thousand feet of macadam road 
has been made on Elm Street from near C. 0. Cummings's 
to S. B. Locke's. This road is eighteen feet wide. Main 
Street has been macadamized from Harding Street, five 
hundred feet south and south from Railroad Bridge three 
hundred feet. 

The road scraper has been used with the usual good re- 
sults. Roads and sidewalks have been gravelled where most 
needed and as far as the appropriation would allow. Abbott 
Street from School to Phillips has been gravelled and general 
repairs made, and also the road near Spring Grove Cemetery. 

The road from Spring Grove Cemetery to J. B. Withum's 
has been graded a large part of the way, and the bushes cut. 
The Job Abbott hill was badly washed and required grading 
its entire length. The worst places on the Turnpike from 



41 

near the Reading line to Seminary Hill have been gravelled. 
The Poor Farm road has been gravelled a great part ot the 
way, and three hundred feet of Tellford road built. 

Considering the many miles of road to be kept in repair, 
and the many bridges which need attention, the appropriation 
of $3000 is very small. 

The bridge in Frye Village and Chandler's bridge near 
Wilmington line need extensive repairs which it was im- 
possible to do this year because of lack of funds. 
Respectfully, 

GEORGE W. CHANDLER, 

Highway Surveyor. 



EAllOTGS OF TOWN HOBSES. 

Work on highways, sidewalks and snow, $2625 00 

Fire department, 84 50 

$2709 50 



EAKNINGS OP MEN, 

F. M. Smith, $720 00 

J. O. Carter, 600 00 

F. E. Morse, 459 40 

$1779 40 



42 



HOESES AND DEIVEES. 
Appropriation, March 2nd, $3000 00 

George A. Mayer, harness and repairs, 
Henry McLawlin, supplies, 
Andover Electric Light Company, light, 
Brainard Cummings, labor, 
James O. Carter, care of horses, 
F. M. Smith, care of horses, 
F. E. Morse, care of horses, 
J. H. Campion & Co., grain, 
Frank E. Gleason, hay and straw, 
George L. Burnham, Supt., hay, 
T. P. Harriman, iron work, 
A. W. Caldwell, paint, 
Anderson and Bowman, iron-work, 
J. O'Connell, wood work, 
J. T. Lovejoy, hay, 
Smith and Manning, grain, 
W. H. Higgins, powders, 
Geo. S. Fuller, professional services, 
S. H. Boutwell, hay, 
J. O'Leary, use of horse, 
Kress Bros., 
W. A. Allen, medicine, 
Albert A. Hardy, hay, 
Arthur F. O'Connell, wood work, 
T. A. Holt and Co., grain, 
Joseph W. Poor, iron and wood work, 
Mrs. Lynch, hay, 
Arthur Bliss, medicine, 
W. F. Wheeler, snow plow, 
Boston & Maine Railroad, freight, 
Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 



*102 


10 


26 


32 


18 


00 


3 


51 


600 


00 


720 


00 


459 40 


103 


80 


134 


21 


185 82 


77 35 


5 


52 


55 40 


17 


50 


46 


76 


147 


79 




50 


8 


00 


31 


75 


16 


00 


1 


21 


2 


00 


23 


05 


6 


25 


117 


85 


7 


15 


16 75 


1 


00 


60 


00 




36 




$2995 35 








$4 65 



43 



TOWN OFFICERS. 




Appropriation, March 2nd, 


$5000 00 


Auditors of Accounts : 




Lewis T. Hardy, 


5 00 


Louis A. Dane, 


5 00 


G. A. Higgins, 


5 00 


Police : 




Geo. W. Mears, 


600 00 


Wm. Wakeley, 


81 25 


C. E. Knowlton, 


76 75 


Wm. Gillespie, 


30 75 


J. W. Mooar, 


80 75 


W. L. Frye, 


51 75 


John H. Clinton, 


40 75 


N. Jaquith, Jr., 


32 75 


M. T. Welch, 


22 25 


M. Kelley, 


8 25 


W. H. Carter, 


11 25 


W. H. Goff, 


4 00 


W. P. Dane, 


19 50 


Treasurer, Selectmen, Clerk : 




George A. Parker, 


300 00 


Arthur Bliss, 


400 00 


Samuel H. Boutwell, 


300 00 


John S. Stark, 


300 00 


A. Marland, 


992 75 


Registrars of Voters : 




Henry McLawlin, 


21 75 


Joseph F. Cole, 


21 75 


John Davey, 


24 50 


A. Marland, 


21 75 


Board of Health : 




H. F. Wilson, 


25 00 


Amount carried forward, 


$3482 50 



44 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 

Amount brought forward, 
Election Officers : 

Carl Hoffmann and 7 others, 
P. D. Smitli and 6 others, 

Fire wards : 

E. S. Hardy and 8 others, 
Joshua H. Chandler and 18 others, 
George A. Holt and 30 others, 
A. McTernen and 11 others, 
Cheever & Leighton, 
E. J. Gibbs, 
J. H. Hovey, 
A. T. Gould, 

C. C. Blunt, 

G. A. Leighton, 

George A. Morse and 94 others, 

H. W. Symonds, 

James Hill, 

John B. Jenkins and 37 others, 

H. S. Neal and 56 others, 

W. H. Carter, 

Stephen E. Abbott and 6 others, 

P. F. Woodbridge, 

S. 0. Cheever, 

W. E. Buxton, 

N. E. Mears, 

G. W. Harnden, 

J. C. Hutchinson, 

Thomas Cooney, 

R. A. Ward, 

E. C. Fisher, 

D. Walker, 

Geo. W. Chandler, 

Amount carried forward, 



15000 00 



$3482 


50 


32 


00 


31 


00 


86 


00 


105 


50 


96 


00 


10 


50 


16 40 


13 


90 


9 


20 


30 60 


17 50 


11 


00 


296 


00 




90 


6 


00 


331 


95 


247 


00 


13 


50 


23 


00 




90 


4 


20 


2 50 


18 50 


12 


00 


1 


20 


2 


70 


3 


25 


2 


40 


2 


50 


5 


00 


$4915 


60 



45 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 
Amount brought forward, 
Henry Gray, 

W. S. Donald and 11 others, 
T. Jagger and A. Dear, 
F. W. Chase, 
C. Buchan, 

F. A. Woodbridge and 3 others, 
W. Hardy, 
E. W. Boutwell, 
Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 

FIEE DEPARTMENT. 
Appropriation, March 2nd, 
American Hose Co., supplies, 
George A. Mayer, supplies, 
J. W. Farnham & Son, supplies, 
Boston Woven Hose Co., supplies, 
J. H. Clinton, steward and labor, 

D. Donovan & Son, glass, 

John S. Dearborn, stock and labor, 
W. H. Higgins, teams, 
Andover Press, supplies, 
Green & Woodlin, supplies, 
Wm. H. McTernen, janitor, 

E. C. Pike, supplies, 
John E. Hobb, runners, 
Lawrence Electric Supply Co., vitrol, 
Hardy & Cole, stock, labor and wood, 
T. W. Winton, painting, 

T. P. Harriman, storage and labor, 
Henry McLawlin, supplies, 

F. E. Gleason, wood and coal, 

Amount carried forward, 





15000 


00 


$4915 


60 






6 


60 






18 


00 






6 


30 






9 


00 






6 


00 






30 


00 






2 


00 






6 


00 










4999 


50 










50 




i 


15000 00 


6 


90 






16 


25 






25 


50 






12 


50 






53 


00 






10 


85 






2 50 






1 


50 






1 


44 






18 


04 






156 


00 






46 


77 






135 


00 






3 


12 






1759 


96 






2 


00 






9 


25 






18 49 






118 


41) 







12397 56 



46 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 


$5000 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$2397 56 


John A. Riley, supplies, 


85 


Tyer Rubber Co., globes, 


5 28 


F. G. Haynes and Co., supplies, 


3 73 


Stephen Blaney, land, 


325 00 


John P. Kimball, surveying lot, 


3 00 


J. Napier, teaming, 


1 25 


Lewis T. Hardy, engineer, 


75 00 


George D. Lawson, engineer, 


50 00 


N. E. Mears, engineer, 


35 00 


C. E. Knowlton, labor, 


5 00 


C. H. Shattuck, paint, 


25 


George A. Morse, pay of members, 


377 07 


Andover Electric Company, light, 


79 20 


Andrew McTernen, engineer, 


35 00 


Andrew McTernen, care of Alarm, 


25 00 


H. S. Neal, pay of members, 


250 00 


John Haggerty, use of horse, 


75 00 


B. B. Tuttle, carting, 


5 80 


Boston & Maine R.R., car fare and freight, 41 50 


John S. Harnden, engineman and labor, 


, 94 00 


J. W. Poor, supplies, 


2 50 


M. Leary, use of horses, 


3 00 


C. E. Berry, 


5 63 


E. McCabe, 


10 45 


C. N. Richardson, on acct. wagon, 


1100 00 


Total expenditure, 


fiflOfi 00 


fUUul) 1/ £7 


Overdrawn, 


$6 09 



MAINTENANCE WATERWORKS. 
Appropriation, March 2nd, $4700 00 

George A. Parker, Treasurer, . 4700 00 



47 



TOWN HOUSE. 






Appropriation, March 2nd, 




$1000 00 


Robert Bell, services, 


$305 00 




Smith & Manning, supplies, 


3 10 




H. McLawlin, 


6 05 




Andover Electric Co., light, 


54 17 




E. C. Pike, repairs and supplies, 


21 63 




H. P. Chase, lock, 


75 




F. W. Clark, supplies, 


2 00 




Burns and Crowley, repairing flag, 


75 




Hardy & Cole, flag pole, 


58 45 




A. W. Baker, wood, 


12 00 




A. McCarthy, work, 


6 30 




Masten & Wells, flag, 


23 25 




H. Harmon, repairing roof, 


13 03 




B. dimming, labor, 


12 67 




M. V. Gleason, labor, 


45 35 




F. E. Gleason, coal, 


228 50 




John Connolly, labor, 


3 00 




S. C. Meader, repairs, 


6 01 




Tuttle's Express, teaming rubbish, 


1 50 




Hardy & Cole, door latch and labor, 


4 11 




D. Donovan & Son, repairs, 


14 52 




A. W. Caldwell, repairs, 


4 35 




Total Expenditure, 




$826 49 




Balance unexpended, 




$173 51 


HAY SCALES. 






Appropriation, March 2nd, 




$50 00 


J. M. Bean, services, 


25 00 




Hardy & Cole, 


1 08 




Total expenditure, 




26 08 




Balance unexpended, 


$23 92 



48 



SPRING GROVE CEMETERY. 



Appropriation, March 2nd. 
Sale of lots, etc., 



$300 00 
199 62 







$499 62 


Smith & Manning, dressing, 


2 89 




Andover Press, 


11 50 




0. W. Vennard, services, 


88 25 




W. H. Higgins, teams, 


4 00 




H. McLawlin, supplies. 


3 44 




John Allicon, labor, 


115 00 




Phillip Allicon, 


125 00 




Joseph' Somers, labor, 


16 50 




Joseph H. Blunt, labor, 


13 50 




W. J. Jones, labor, 


12 00 




F. E. Dodge, repairing vault, 


35 00 




Hardy and Cole, supplies, 


1 75 




T. Haggerty, labor, 


26 25 




Norman Meyers, 


17 50 




F. G. Haynes & Co., measuring tape, 


3 00 




Total expenditure, 




$475 58 




Balance unexpended, 


NERY\ 


$24 04 


PRINTING AND STATI0 




Appropriation, March 2nd, 




$700 00 


Andover Press, 


$606 40 




A. Marland, stamps, 


16 59 




J. N. Cole, supplies, 


10 53 




G. A. Parker, envelopes, 


32 70 




Henry A. Meek, blanks, 


3 50 




Greenough & Co., ink, 


2 00 




Thomas Groom & Co., tax book, 


14 13 




William G. Goldsmith, envelopes, 


11 80 




Total expenditure, 




697 65 






Balance unexpended, 


$2 35 



49 



STKEET LIGHTING. 
Appropriation, March 2nd, 
Andover Electric Co., 
Balance unexpended, 

MEMOKIAL DAY. 
Appropriation, March 2nd, 
B. Cummings, Quartermaster, Post 99, G.A.R., 

INSUKANOE ACCOUNT. 

Appropriation, March 2nd, 
Joseph A. Smart, Agent, 
Overdrawn, 



13700 


00 


3677 


68 


$22 


32 


$200 00 


200 


00 


mo 


00 


573 


15 


173 15 



INTEKEST. 




Appropriation, March 2nd, 


$10000 00 


Andover National Bank, 


$1396 24 


N. Jaquith, 


200 00 


Blake Bros., 


160 00 


Memorial Hall Notes, 


1400 00 


Grace M. Whittemore, 


20 00 


P. N. Allen, 


10 00 


Andover Water Bonds, 


6*548 33 


S. A. Mason, 


20 00 


Total paid, 


97S4 ^7 




Unexpended 


$245 43 


KEDEMPTION OP BONDS. 


Appropriation, 


$5000 00 


George A. Parker, Treasurer, 


5000 00 







50 



1895, Feb. 3, 

March 9, 

April 6, 

April 20, 

May 4, 

June 

June 

July 

July 

Aug. 

Oct. 

Nov. 

Nov. 
1897, Jan 

Jan. 



20, 

20, 



NOTES DISCOUNTED. 
Note No. 42, 
Note No. 43, 
Note No. 44, 
Note No. 45, 
Note No. 46, 
Note No. 47, 
Note No. 48, 
Note No. 49, 
Note No. 50, 
Note No. 51, 
Note No. 52, 
Note No. 53, 
Note No. 54, 
Note No. 55, 
Note No. 56, 



14000 00 

4000 00 

4000 00 

13000 00 

10000 00 

10000 00 

1000 00 

1500 00 

4000 00 

4000 00 

5000 00 

5000 00 

1500 00 

13000 00 

9000 00 



Amou 


nt discounted, 

NOTES PAID. 


$89000 00 






1896, Apri 


121, 


No. 41, 


$13000 00 


Sept. 


B, 


No. 42, 


4000 00 


Oct. 


5, 


No. 13, 


5000 00 


Oct. 


8, 


No. 43, 


4000 00 


Oct. 


20, 


No. 17, 


500 00 


Nov. 


4, 


No. 46, 


10000 00 


Nov. 


6, 


No. 44, 


4000 00 


Nov. 


11, 


No. 48, 


1000 00 


Nov. 


11, 


No. 50, 


4000 00 


Nov. 


20, 


No. 45, 


13000 00 


Nov. 


4, 


No. 47, 


10000 00 


Nov. 


11, 


No. 49, 


1500 00 


Nov. 


1, 


No. 22, 


4000 00 


Dec. 


4, 


No. 23, 


500 00 


1897, Jan. 


14, 


No. 53, 


5000 00 


Jan. 


20, 


No. 55, 


13000 00 


Total, 


$92500 00 



51 



ABATEMENT OF TAXES. 
Appropriation, March 2nd, 
S. F. E. Company, No. 1, poll-taxes, 
S. F. E. Company, No. 2, poll-taxes, 
George A. Parker, Treasurer, 
Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 

STATE TAX, 
Appropriation, March 2nd, 
E. P. Shaw, Treasurer, 
Balance unexpended, 

COUNTY TAX. 
Appropriation, March 2nd, 
E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 
Balance unexpended, 

DOG TAX. 

E. K. Jenkins, County Treasurer, 

J. A. Smart, Treasurer Memorial Hall. 



SINKING- PUND. 
Appropriation, March 2nd, 
Geo. A. Parker, deposited in Savings Banks, 

SEWEES. 
Appropriation, 

John N. Cole, books and files, $ 2 77 

W. S. Jenkins, exp. paid to Brentwood, 7 85 

Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 



$300 00 



142 00 

20 00 

203 07 


265 07 






$34 93 


16000 00 
4432 53 




$1567 47 




$5000 00 
4486 98 




$513 02 




$551 67 
551 67 


;s, 


$675 00 
675 00 



$100 00 



10 62 

$89 38 



52 



DRINKING rOUNTAIN. 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 




$275 00 


Henry W. Clapp, estate, 


$95 00 


Boston & Maine R. R., 


2 


52 


E. C. Pike, 


35 


89 


Andover Waterworks, 


141 


59 

$275 00 






tJP^i 1 O \J\J 


STATE AID. 




Appropriation, March 2nd, 




$1600 00 


Charles H. Bell, 


$48 


00 


Robert Bell, 


48 


00 


Lucy M. Buxton, 


48 


00 


Benjamin Cheever, 


72 


00 


Betsey J. Cheever, 


48 


00 


Samuel Cheever, 


48 00 


George Craig, 


72 00 


Ellen Craig, 


48 


00 


Lemuel P. Cram, 


72 00 


Deborah M. Gushing, 


48 


00 


Amelia Cutler, 


48 


00 


Elmore Dane, 


36 


00 


Augustus M. Davis, 


48 


00 


Rhoda Davis, 


48 00 


John S. Dearborn, 


72 


00 


Theodore A. Gibbs, 


72 


00 


Phoebe Greene, 


20 


00 


William S. Hodgman, 


72 


00 


John C. Hovey, 


48 00 


Ann Hunter, 


48 


00 


Sarah M. Hardy, 


48 


00 


Lizzie A. Johnson, 


48 


00 


John McKenzie, 


72 


00 


Bridget McCullough, 


48 


00 


Amount carried forward, 


$1280 


00 



53 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 
Amount brought forward, 

James McDonald, 
John McCarthy, 
Charles Mears, 
John P. Morgan, 
William B. Morse, 
George W. Parker, 
Joseph Russell, 
Martha Russell, 
Richard W. Simonds, 
Henry Shaw, 
Laura F. Smith, 
Nancy M. Travis, 
Mary A. Wardweli, 

Total expenditure, 

Overdrawn, 



The State Aid is paid to disabled soldiers — (and their 
wives) — and soldiers' widows who draw pensions from the 
U. S. Government. It is paid only upon the approval of 
the Commissioners of State Aid. The whole amount is re- 
paid to the Town by the State. 

MILITAEY AID. 

Appropriation, March 2nd, $300 00 

Joseph G. Nolan, $96 00 

Charles D. Woodbridge, D6 00 

Total expenditure, 192 00 

Balance unexpended, $108 00 





$1600 00 


$1280 00 




48 00 




9 00 




48 00 




72 00 




60 00 




48 00 




48 00 




48 00 




72 00 




36 00 




48 00 




48 00 




12 00 






1877 00 






$277 00 



The Military Aid is paid to disabled soldiers who do not 
draw pensions. It is paid only upon the approval of the 
Commissioners of State Aid. One half of the amount is 
repaid to the Town by the State. 



54 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 

H. McLawlin, supplies firewards, < 

T. E. Rhodes, food, 

Boston & Maine Railroad, 

W. H. Higgins, teams for police and 

other officers, 
J. F. Richards, M.D., returning births, 
M. J. Mahoney, returning births, 
A. Marland, postage, 
Tuttle's Express, teams, 
Charles H. Newton, cattle inspection, '95, 
W. J. Reid, labor, 
D. H. Poor, teller counting vote, 
James Ronan, labor, 
T. P. Harriman, labor and hooks, 
P. McMullen, labor, 
John Haggerty, labor, 
0. Chapman, meals, 
Kress Bros., damages, 
J. Napier, carting boats, 

A. Poland, labor, 
American Express, 

John H. Clinton, repairs on "old school 
house," 

B. Rogers, posting warrants and teller, 
Frank McCuskar, labor, 

B. Cummings, supplies for dragging river, 
J. H. Chandler, labor on guide boards, 
Anderson & Bowman, ice chisel, 
Thos. F. Carney, attorney, damages, 
Harwood Bros., police supplies, 
J. E. Keeland, stabling teams, 
Joseph W. Poor, damages, 



$1500 00 



I 59 6Q 

2 80 
23 13 

110 50 

3 75 

3 50 

10 50 

4 80 
150 50 

90 
2 00 
9 00 

75 
8 00 
7 00 

5 25 
43 50 

1 75 

11 00 

2 95 



6 

11 
1 



00 
75 
70 
00 
25 



2 
1 

175 00 
21 00 

2 
3 



25 
00 



Amount carried forward, 



$686 07 



55 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 


11500 00 


Amount brought forward , 


1686 07 


J. T. Lovejoy, court fees, 


7 50 


Blois Express, carting rubbish, 


2 25 


Joseph Jackson, meals for witnesses, 


5 00 


C. A. Frost, supplies for firewards, 


13 20 


R. C. Reed, supplies for firewards, 


10 00 


W. U. Telegraph Co., 


2 55 


J. W. Dean, police supplies, 


95 50 


Briggs & Allyn, police supplies, 


11 25 


G. A. Mayer, 


3 75 


Thos. Murphy, supplies for firewards, 


21 75 


Daniel Lane, damages, 


100 00 


John McCarthy, work on brook, 


40 00 


George H. Poor, services, 


40 00 


George E. Johnson, census children, 


40 00 


C. E. Abbott, M.D., vaccination children, 


76 00 


F. H. Farmer, bound stones, 


7 50 


D. J. Winton, use of team, 


1 50 


Brown & Shattuck, telephone, 


12 70 


J. A. Leitch, services, 


1 50 


Henry Henrikson, use of team, 


1 50 


John H. Clinton, janitor work, 


3 75 


C. H. Newton, cattle inspector, '96, 


236 25 


J. S. May, special watchman, 


40 00 


Andover Press, legal notices, 


9 00 


Henry Gray, special watchman, 


2 00 


John Maddox, wood, 


6 00 


James Poland, special watchman, 


6 00 


Albert Fagerstrom, lodgings, 


2 52 


A. W. Caldwell, painting signs, 


3 00 


G. W. Mears, car fare, feeding prisoners, etc., 9 70 


James Lindsay, labor, 


1 50 


Total expenditure, 


1 IQ<) ° 1 




Balance unexpended, 


$0 76 



56 



2^0th ANNIVERSARY. 



Appropriation, 
Receipts from Banquet, 
Receipts from Loan Collection, 



Historical Tableaux. 
A. L. Ripley, chairman com., 

Children's Entertainment. 

Andover Press, badges, $33 25 

C. F. Parker, fruit, 4 00 

Misses Bradley, ribbon, 2 00 

Tuttle's Express, 70 

O. P. Chase, supplies, 7 48 

W. H. Higgins, teams, 6 50 

E. C. Pike, supplies, 1 00 

O. E. Ryther, entertainment, 40 00 

Dyer & Co., piano, 8 00 

E. McLawlin, expenses, 2 50 

J. W. Smith, expenses, 50 



Loan Collection. 




American Express, 


$2 85 


Col. Beals, decorations, 


5 00 


S. P. Hulme, services, 


4 50 


Catherine Allen, spinning, 


12 25 


L. E. Mason, spinning, 


7 50 


Smith & Manning, cloth, 


2 00 


S. J. Marland, envelopes, stamps, 




etc., 


7 87 


J. E. Holt, labor, 


50 



$4500 00 
730 50 

87 20 

$5317 70 



395 36 



105 93 



Amounts carried forward,. $42 47 $501 29 $5317 70 



57 

Amounts brought forward, $ 42 47 $501 29 $5317 70 

Andover Press, catalogues, 115 75 

Hardy&Cole, labor and materials, 28 96 

B. B. Tuttle, teaming, 19 50 
J. Napier, teaming, 1 65 
Blois Express, teaming, 10 00 
W. A. Howell, labor, 6 00 
H. P. Noyes, labor, 11 49 
W. H. Sleath, police, 1 00 

C. E. Knowlton, police, 56 50 
S. J. Bucklin, typewriting, 19 40 
G. A. Higgins & Co., supplies, 4 55 
Andover Press, cards for sites 

and paper, 43 10 

J. H. Tattershall, labor and 

show cases, 33 50 

393 87 



Banquet. 

B. F. Smith, paid laborers, $ 10 00 

J. D. Valequet, dinner, 800 00 

Donovan, McGlynn & Boyle, 

labor, 6 00 

Abbott Erving, labor, 10 75 

Blois Exp., freight and express, 14 65 

J. H. Flint, laborers and rope, 3 75 

Wm. Marland, telephone, 1 80 

J. Martin & Son, tent, 149 24 

Hardy & Cole, labor in tent, 164 10 

H. P. Noyes, use of chairs, 3 50 

Andover Press, tickets and songs, 12 50 

T. Murphy, food, 3 50 



1179 79 



Amount carried forward, $2074 95 $5317 70 



58 

Amounts brought forward, $2074 95 $5317 70 

Music. 

H. P. Noyes, moving chairs, $ 1 87 
J. Thomas Baldwin, music, 147 25 

Andover Brass Band, music, 142 00 
Hardy & Cole, labor and lumber, 32 17 
H. C. Tanner, dinner, 67 60 

T. Murphy, dinner, 
Electric Co., lights, 
Tuttle Express, teaming, 
Blois Express, teaming, 
Andover Press, tickets, 
Haverhill City Band, music, 
Waltham Band, music, 



Decorations. 

Col. Beals Decorating Co., 
Tuttle Express, teaming, 
Hardy & Cole, labor, 
Electric Co., electrical work, 
W. H. Higgins, teams, 
G. D. Millett, plants, 



5 25 


4 00 


1 25 


1 85 


75 


114 00 


147 25 


$300 00 


2 50 


5 23 


38 50 


11 00 


5 00 



665 24 



362 23 



Transportation. 
W. H. Higgins, carriages, 250 00 

Salute and Fireworks. 

S. B. Locke, use of land, $ 20 00 

T. Murphy, board for men, 3 00 

Hardy & Cole, labor, 10 00 

John L. Smith, paid bell ringers, 4 00 
Masten & Wells, fireworks, 467 00 



504 00 



Amounts carried forward, $3856 42 $5317 70 



59 

Amounts brought forward, $3856 42 $5317 70 

Procession. 



36 40 



A. W. Mitchill Co., badges, 

Andover Press, circulars, 

G. W. Simmons & Co., batons, 


$32 00 
1 25 
3 15 


Trades Exhibit. 

Tuttle Express, teaming, 
Electric Co., labor, 
Andover Press, signs, 


$0 50 
6 50 
2 00 



Invitation and Guests. 

Andover Press, invitations and 

badges, $108 34 

J. W. Churchill, carriage, 3 00 



Sports. 

Andover Press, badges and pro- 
grammes, $25 25 

Peabody Whitney Co., cricket 

balls, 5 00 

Simpson Crawford, medals, 78 50 



Miscellaneous. 








F. L. Norton, report speeches, 


$25 


42 


Andover Press, 




92 


40 


John N. Cole, clerk, 


postage 






and books, 




10 


35 


Robert Bell, 




15 


00 


W. H. Uiggins, 




3 


00 



9 00 



111 34 



108 75 



146 17 
Amounts carried forward, $4268 08 $5317 70 



60 



Amounts brought forward, 


$4268 08 15317 70 


Oration. 




0. W. Vennard, 


4 00 


Police. 




H. C. Tanner, 


$ 6 50 


T. Murphy, 


3 75 


John H. Clinton, 


4 50 


W. H. Sleath, 


4 50 


W. L. Frye, 


9 00 


W. H. Carter, 


4 75 


L. F. Hitchcock, 


4 75 


W. H. Goff, 


2 50 


W. Gillespie, 


4 25 


M. T. Welch, 


5 75 


D. W. Kimball and three others 


, 18 00 


H. C. Hill and three others, 


20 00 


William Wakely, 


4 50 


N. Jaquith, Jr., 


7 50 


J. W. Mooar, 


8 50 


M. Kelley, 


4 25 



113 00 



Total expenditure, 4385 08 

Balance unexpended, $932 62 



61 



Schedule of Town Property. 



Town House, fixtures, and furniture, 


$22000 00 


Land, 


4000 00 


School-house property, 


114500 00 


Punchard School Fund, 


75200 00 


Memorial Hall and Land, 


28500 00 


Memorial Hall permanent Fund, 


20000 00 


Memorial Hall Library, John Byers Fund, 


5000 00 


Memorial Hall Library and Furniture, 


9000 00 


Town Farm and buildings, 


12000 00 


Personal property at Town Farm, 


3585 00 


Two Engine-houses and Shed, 


12000 00 


Two Steam Fire-engines and apparatus, 


10000 00 


One Hand-engine and apparatus, 


200 00 


One Hook and Ladder Truck, 


400 00 


Five Horses, 


1000 00 


Stone Breakers and Engine, 


3200 00 


Carts, Harnesses, and Tools, 


500 00 


Waterworks Property, 


200000 00 


Six Reservoirs, 


•2000 00 


Indian Ridge Land, 


4000 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery and Receiving Tomb, 


7000 00 


Hay Scales, 


350 00 


Safe in Town House, 


450 00 


Weights and measures, 


325 00 


Total, 


1535,210 00 



62 



SUMMAKT OP APPKOPBIATIONS AND EEOEIPTS. 



Abatement of Taxes, 


300 00 


Almshouse Expenses, 


4000 00 


County Tax, 


5000 00 


Dog Tax, 


551 67 


Drinking Fountain (see Art. 14) 


275 00 


Fire Department, Running Expenses, 


2000 00 


New Apparatus and Engine House changes, 


3000 00 


Hay Scales, 


50 00 


Highways and Bridges, Repairs on 


3000 00 


Horses and Drivers, 


3000 00 


Insurance, 


500 00 


Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, 


10000 00 


Macadamized Roads, 


4000 00 


Memorial Day, 


200 00 


Military Aid, 


300 00 


Miscellaneous, 


1500 00 


Printing and Stationery, 


700 00 


Public Dump, (see Art. 20) 


25 00 


Relief out of Almshouse, 


5000 00 


Removing Snow, 


500 00 


Repairs on Almshouse, 


500 00 


Schools, 


19600 00 


School-Books and Supplies, 


1500 00 


School-Houses, 


3000 00 


Sidewalks, ($700 of which to be expended under 




a betterment act") 


1300 00 


Sinking Fund, 


675 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 


300 00 


State Aid, 


1600 00 


State Highway, 


1711 44 


State Tax, 


6000 00 


Street Lighting, 


3700 00 


Town House, 


1000 00 


Town Officers, 


5000 00 


Waterworks, Maintenance, 


4700 00 


250th Anniversary, 


5317 70 



63 



SUMMAEY OP SELECTMEN'S OEDEES. 



Abatement of Taxes, 

Almshouse Expenses, 

County Tax, 

Dog Tax, 

Drinking Fountain, 

Fire Department, 

Hay Scales, 

Highways and Bridges, 

Horses and Drivers, 

Insurance, 

Interest, 

Memorial Day, 

Military Aid, 

Miscellaneous, 

Printing and Stationery, 

Redemption of Bonds, 

Relief out of Almshouse, 

Removing Snow, 

Repairs on Almshouse, 

Schools, 

School-books and School supplies, 

School-houses, 

Sewer Commissioners, 

Sidewalks, 

Sinking Fund, 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 

State Aid, 

State Highway, 

State Tax, 

Street Lighting, 

Town House, 

Town Officers, 

Waterworks, Maintenance, 

250th Anniversary, 



$265 07 

4390 83 

4486 98 

551 67 

275 00 

5006 09 

26 08 

7258 59 

2995 35 

573 15 

9754 57 

200 00 

192 00 

1499 24 

697 65 

5000 00 

6064 96 

659 22 

439 32 

18671 50 

1506 58 

2993 31 

10 62 

1480 25 

675 00 

475 58 

1877 00 

1711 44 

4432 53 

3677 68 

826 49 

4999 50 

4700 00 

4385 08 



64 



Overseers of Poor. 



The almshouse is in charge of Mr. and Mrs. George L. 
Burnham, whose management is entirely satisfactory to the 
overseers. 

ALMSHOUSE EXPENSES. 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 


$4000 00 


Smith and Manning, groceries, 


1476 19 


George A. Mayer, harness repairs, 


9 40 


George Saunders, supplies, 


1 35 


Henry McLawlin, hardware, 


92 34 


George L. Burnham, superintendent, 


700 00 


George L. Burnham, car fares ac. remov 


- 


ing paupers, 


20 95 


G. Louis Burnham, labor, 


267 00 


Norah Bowler, housework, 


190 00 


Louis Pierce, labor, 


226 00 


Boston & Maine R. R., freight, 


43 11 


L. F. Murch, manure, 


71 37 


Jason Fuller, manure, 


26 70 


H. L. Bowden & Co., fruit trees and shrubs, 7 00 


J. H. Russell, tomato plants, 


6 00 


Lizzie Thompson, sewing, 


6 00 


George 0. Adams, stock and labor, 


3 00 


Jennie Wiggins, housework, 


14 00 


T. J. Farmer, fish, 


86 64 


E. C. Pike, supplies, 


26 15 


T. P. Harriman, blacksmith work, 


20 30 


Amount carried forward, 


$2293 50 



65 

Appropriation, March 2nd, $4000 00 

Amount brought forward, 
J. E. Sears, shoes, 
H. F. Chase, supplies, 
F. E. Gleason, coal, 
Bicknell Bros., clothing, 

E. W. Pierce, grain, 
Woodlawn Dairy Co., provisions, 
J. P. Wakefield, provisions, 
T. A. Holt &, Co., groceries, 
J. W. Barnard & Son, shoes, 
George L. Averill, fertilizer, seeds, etc. 
O. P. Chase, papers, 
Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, 
McDonald & Hannaford, harness work, 
J. H. Campion & Co., groceries, 
Valpey Brothers, provisions, 

A. Marland, Town Clerk, dog tax, 
J. W. Poor, wheelwright work, 
Schlegel & Fottler, seeds, 

F. Putnam & Co., potatoes, 
Beach Soap Co., soap, 
S. H. Boutwell, cabbage plants, 

B. H. Farnum, lumber, 
Donovan & Son, painting, 
A. B. Bruce, bread, 
John E. Hutcheson, fish, 
George S. Fuller, veterinary services, 
Barnett Rogers, rent of pasture, 
H. H. Church & Co., provisions, 
Est. of John H. Dean, clothing, 
George W. Herrick, supplies, 
Norfolk Manufacturing Co., soap, 
Small and Jones, groceries, 
Reid & Hughes, dry goods, 

Amount carried forward, 



12293 50 


34 30 


1 


60 


323 


56 


33 


98 


251 


06 


8 


10 


190 


13 


343 


51 


12 


75 


64 


40 


6 


82 


38 


80 


73 


70 


43 


34 


227 


69 


2 00 


13 


35 


11 


58 


10 


50 


9 


14 


5 


00 


8 


20 


3 


00 


14 35 


28 


68 


9 


00 


15 00 


10 


00 


6 


00 


2 


00 


7 


50 


18 


35 


90 


78 


14211 


77 



m 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 






$4000 00 


Amount brought forward. 


14211 77 




D. A. Carlton, cows, 


80 00 




A. Ward, supplies, 


7 00 




John O'Connell, wheelwright work, 




25 




J. F. Winchester, veterinary services, 


6 


50 




Lawrence Rubber Co., rubber goods, 


4 


95 




J. E. Reynolds & Son, making cider, 


5 


00 




Andover Press, advertising, 


3 


50 




Arthur Bliss, medicine, 


28 


95 




J. A. Leitch, medical attendance, 


2 


00 




Charles Jameson, killing hogs, 


4 


00 




Thomas Murphy, bread, 


17 


06 




B. F. Holt, ice, 


18 


00 




H. P. Noyes, furniture, 


1 


25 




Total expenditure, 






$4390 83 






Overdrawn, 


$390 83 



EEPAIES ON ALMSHOUSE. 

Appropriation, March 2nd, 
E. C. Pike, labor and stock, 
A. W. Caldwell, painting, 
Brainard Cummings, labor and stock, 
Asphalt Roofing Co., roofing, 
Hardy & Cole, labor and stock, 
Oliver Whyte & Co., iron work, 
M. V. Gleason, labor and stock, 
Total expenditure, 

Balance unexpended, 



88 


18 


38 


96 


87 40 


80 


00 


101 


28 


34 50 


9 00 



$500 00 



$439 32 
$60 68 



KELIEP OUT OF ALMSHOUSE. 
Appropriation, March 2nd, 
Joseph Hird, 3 80 

Children of Elizabeth Hayes, 146 00 

Amount carried forward, — $149 80 



$5000 00 



67 

00 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 




Amount brought forward, 


$149 80 


Ellen Connors, 


$103 49 


Susan Goodwin, 


71 68 


John D. Lynch, 


120 00 


John Porter, 


5 25 


Rosetta Morrison, 


60 00 


William H. Hodgman, 


76 78 


Jessie Baxter, 


98 35 


Child of Annie Qualey, 


104 00 


Delina Jones, 


24 00 


Mrs. L. M. Mason, 


87 50 


Georgiana Shattuck, 


37 00 


Edward White, 


3 70 


Walter Bailey, 


39 00 


Samuel 0. Cheever, 


23 81 


Kate Tobin, 


60 05 


Michael Troy, 


104 71 


John Buckley, 


45 25 


Mary Holland, 


4 00 


Mrs. Campbell, 


39 00 


James Oldroyd, 


76 54 


Julia Cotter, 


70 67 


Johannah Holland, 


96 00 


Kate Rogers, 


175 22 


Mary Comber, 


158 35 


Kate Forsaith, 


48 00 


Mary Penlason, 


90 95 


Sarah McCready, 


111 18 


Tramps, care of 


3 50 


Mary Lord, 


132 50 


Robertina Crockett's family, 


172 17 


Elizabeth McGovern, 


26 25 


Mrs. J. Smith, 


26 50 




|ooQf; \o 




^pLi^VO T.\J 


Amount carried forward 


$2445 20 



68 

Appropriation, March 2nd, 15000 00 

Amount brought forward, $2445 20 

Hannah Connelly, 48 00 

Mrs. Wm. B. Osgood, 96 75 

David Mountain, 63 

Railroad fares and expenses look- 
ing up pauper settlement, 43 40 

Telephone, 1 40 

$190 20 



SOLDIERS' RELIEF. 



George Craig, 


$96 00 


Benjamin Cheever, 


115 50 


Mary Russell, 


48 00 


Theodore A. Gibbs, 


42 00 


Jane Lindsay, 


32 25 


Ann Ahearne, 


48 00 


George E. Pike, 


240 00 


Elmore Dane, 


108 00 


John C. Hovey, 


9 45 


Emma Shattuck, 


. 132 22 



$871 42 



PAID ON ACCOUNT OP COMMONWEALTH. 
Moses W. Dearborn, $16 50 

W. J. Reed, 82 15 

John Fraize, 24 85 

Martin Lundgren, 20 00 

Charles Baker, 99 53 

Julia Doucette, 5 00 

Bernard Sweeney, 4 00 

$252 03 



Amount carried forward, $3758 85 



69 

Appropriation, March 2nd, $5000 00 

Amount brought forward, $3758 85 

PAID ON ACCOUNT OF CITIES AND TOWNS. 



Lynn, Lizzie A. Abbott, 


$ 65 00 


Lowell, Jabez Kendrick, 


10 58 


Lawrence, Daniel Peason, 


12 25 


Carlisle, Frank Hatch, 


28 00 


Lawrence, Charles Cheever, 


7 40 


Lawrence, Mary Donahue, 


109 50 



1232 73 

PAID ON ACCOUNT OP CITIES AND TOWNS. 
SOLDIERS' EELIEF. 

Boston, Lemuel P. Cram, $ 3 00 

No. Reading, Caroline Mclntire, 32 25 

135 25 

PAID CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Haverhill, Mary E. Hastings, $ 3 30 
Lawrence, Mrs. J. M. Abbott, 60 00 
Rockland, Sariah D. Noland, 75 50 
Haverhill, Joseph English, 17 96 

$156 76 

PAID CITIES AND TOWNS. — SOLDIERS' RELIEF. 

Lawrence, Miss Jane Lindsay, $44 00 
Lowell, John Dorsey, 2 25 

Boston, Mrs. Nathan H. Gray, 18 18 

$64 43 



LUNATIC HOSPITALS. 

Danvers, Mary Riley, $169 92 

Danvers, George P. Stevens, 169 94 



$339 86 



Amount carried forward, $4587 88 



70 



Appropriation, March 2nd, 


$5000 00 


Amount brought forward, 


14587 88 


Danvers, Olga Mayer, 


169 94 


Danvers, William B. Osgood, 


169 94 


Danvers, Henry Smith, 


80 78 


Medfield, Henry Smith, 


76 80 


Danvers, Bridget Dwane, 


169 93 


Danvers, Bridget Hayes, 


169 92 


Danvers, Maurice A. Malone, 


169 92 


Danvers, Charles L. Holt, 


129 99 




81137 22 


Total expenditure, 


15725 10 


Overdrawn, 


$725 10 



SUMMAEY OP OVEESEEES' OEDEES. 



Total Appropriation, March 2nd, 


$9500 00 


Almshouse expenses, 


$4390 83 


Relief out of Almshouse, 


5725 10 


Repairs on Almshouse, 


439 32 


Total expenditure, 


flfrKWi 0f i 




Overdrawn, 


$1055 25 



EEPEESENTATIVE POTD. 

The interest on this fund has been given this year to Mrs. 
Mary Fenlason. 

The running expenses of the Town Farm will be about the 
same as last year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR BLISS, ^ n 

Overseers 

SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, S, 

JOHN S. STARK, J °f Foor - 



71 



Superintendent's Report. 



ALMSHOUSE. 



Whole number of paupers in Almshouse during the year, 29 
Whole number of weeks' board, 1391 

Average weekly expense for each inmate, first de- 
ducting the amount sold from the farm from the 
expense of the Almshouse, was $1 80 

Whole number of tramps, 128. 

KEMAINIM IN ALMSHOUSE. 

Between eighty and ninety, 3 

Between seventy and eighty, 4 

Between sixty and seventy, 3 

Between fifty and sixty, 3 

Between forty and fifty, 5 

Between thirty and forty, 1 

Between twenty and thirty, 2 

Between ten and twenty, 1 

Between one and ten, 1 

Total, ~23 

Number at beginning of the year, 22 

Number admitted, 7 

Number discharged, 3 

Number died, 1 

Mary Jane Parker, died July 23, 1896, aged 63. 



PEKSONAL PKOPEKTY AT THE ALMSHOUSE. 



Household furniture, 




11000 00 


Clothing, 




500 00 


Farm stock, 




450 00 


Farm tools, 




700 00 


Farm produce, 




400 00 


Fuel, 




165 00 


Provisions, 


)ENT'S FAEM A000OTT. 


100 00 


Total, 


S3315 00 


SUPEEINTENI 






Dr. 




To cash received for 






Hay, 




301 94 


Cows, 




128 30 


Vegetables, 




409 67 


Eggs and Poultry, 




47 08 


Labor, 




345 41 


Board, 




42 00 


Milk, 




475 86 


Pigs, 




62 75 


Lumber, 




20 87 


Gravel, 




12 30 


Pasturing Cows, 




22 75 




$1868 93 




Cr. 




By cash paid Town Treasurer, 


$1868 93 



The running expenses of the Town Farm will be about the 
same as last year. 

GEORGE L. BURNHAM, Supt. 

Andover, Mass., Jan. 13, 1897. 



73 



Fire Department. 



REPORT OF THE CHIEF ENGINEER. 



To the Board of Selectmen : 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with the regulations of the 
Fire Department, I su mit the following report : 

The force consists of four Engineers, eighteen members 
of Steamer Co. No. 1, and Hook and -Ladder Truck, and 
ten members of the J. P. Bradlee Hose Co. No. 1. 

The apparatus consists of two third-class steam fire en- 
gines with hose carriage for each, one two-horse hose wagon, 
two hook and ladder trucks, one one-horse hose wagon, and 
one supply wagon. There are about five thousand feet of 
hose in good condition. 

There have been thirteen alarms of fire the past year : 
Mar. 16. Barn, Trustees P. A. 

At residence W. M. Wood. 
House, Ezra L. Abbott. 
Woods, W. M. Wood. 
Woods, Scotland District. 
Wood, J. P. Butterfield. 
House, Thomas Howell Estate. 
Gymnasium, Trustees P. A. 
Hat Shop, Ballard Vale. 
Draper Hall, A. A. 
False alarm. 
False alarm. 
Wood shed, Richardson Estate. 



April 


G. 


April 


30. 


May 


10. 


May 


18. 


May 


19. 


June 


15. 


June 


23. 


July 


3. 


July 


24. 


July 


31. 


Aug. 


26. 


Nov. 


13. 



74 

SCHEDULE OP PROPERTY. 

Two Engine-houses and shed, 

Two Steam fire-engines and apparatus, 

Three horses and harnesses, 

B. F. Smith hook and ladder truck, 

New hook and ladder truck, 

Two hose wagons, 

Hand engine, 

Total, 

I recommend an appropriation of $2500 for the running 
expenses of the ensuing year. 

I also recommend an appropriation of 12000 for a fire 
alarm, $3800 for a new steam fire engine, 1500 for hose, and 
$200 for repairs on engine house. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LEWIS T. HARDY, 

Chief Engineer. 
Andover, Mass., Feb. 7, 1896. 



$13500 00 


4000 


00 


500 


00 


250 


00 


1400 


00 


800 


00 


200 


00 


$20650 


00 



75 



Police Department. 



REPORT OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE. 



To the Board op Selectmen : 

Gentlemen, — In compliance with the regulation of the 
Police Department, I submit my second annual report. • 

ARKESTS. 

The whole number of arrests for the year has been sixty- 
four (64) for the following causes : 

Assault and Battery, 5 

Adultery, 2 

Disturbing the peace, 7 

Drunkenness, 6 

Exposure of Person, 1 

For out-of-town officers, 2 

Insane, 6 

Illegal Sale of Liquor, 3 

Keeping unlicensed dogs, 1 

Liquor Nuisance, 1 

Larceny, 1 

Larceny from building, 1 

Larceny from person, 1 

Safe Keeping, 2 

Vagrants, 4 

Violation of Town By-Laws, 21 

Whole number of arrests, — 64 



76 



Disposal of cases : 

Bound over to Grand Jury, 4 

Committed to Lawrence Jail, 7 

Committed to Danvers Insane Asylum, 6 

Committed to Tewksbury Almshouse, 3 

Discharged at court, 7 

Paid fines, 30 
Prisoners turned over to out of town officers, 2 

Placed on file by paying costs of court, 2 



MISCELLANEOUS, 

Burglaries reported, 

Doors found open in stores and secured, 

Persons locked up, 

Value of property reported stolen, 

Value of property recovered, 

Value of equipments in the hands of Police, 

Amount of fines paid to Town Treasurer, 365 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

GEORGE W. MEARS, 

Chief of Police. 





8 




4 




31 


$250 


00 


100 


00 


120 


00 



77 



Cemetery Committee. 



The Cemetery Committee herewith submit their annual 
report with a statement of the receipts and expenditures for 
the year ending January 1, 1897. 

The cemetery has been, as in the past few years, under 
the care of Mr. Vennard as Superintendent, and the grounds 
and avenues well kept and improved. 

During the past year a large portion of the pine growth 
in the cemetery had to be cut on account of damage by fire. 
After careful examination by the committee they were unani- 
mous in the opinion that it would be for the best interest of 
the town to sell the damaged wood, reserving such trees as 
would be likely to live, thus securing what values there were 
at this time rather than cause an expense of removing it in 
the near future. 

Your committee would recommend that an appropriation 
of $300.00 and the proceeds of the sale of lots be made for 
the care of the cemetery for the coming year. 

WM. S. JENKINS, 
JAMES.P. BUTTERFIELD, 
JOHN L. SMITH, 
GEORGE W. FOSTER, 
F. G. HAYNES, 
CHARLES GREENE, 
OLIVER VENNARD. 

Cemetery Committee. 
Andover, Feb. 15, 189T. 



78 



REPORT OP SUPERINTENDENT OF SPRING GROVE CEMETERY. 

Cb. 



Appropriation, 
Sale of lots, 


$300 00 
199 62 






Dr. 

Selectmen's Orders, 


475 58 


Balance unexpended, 


$24 04 


Received from Town as per last Report, 
Received from Town this year, 
Received from sale of lots, wood, etc., 


$11411 02 

300 00 
6594 67 


$18305 69 
Less amount paid Town Treasurer, proceeds 

of sale of standing wood in previous years, 1071 79 


Cost of land, 

Cost of improvements, as per 

last Report, 
Cost of improvements this year, 


$17233 90 
$3000 00 

13734 28 
475 58 


Balance unexpended, 


$17209 86 

24 04 

<ji>170Qq on 






Lots sold as per last Report, 
Lots sold this year, 

Whole number of single graves sold, 
Interments as per last Report, 
Interments this year, 


224 

7 
231 

35 

477 
22 

499 



Respectfully submitted, 

O. W. YENNARD, 

Superintendent. 



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Tax Collector's Account. 



Abraham Marland in Account with the Town of Andover. 

Dr. 

Amount due Town on 1891 Taxes, as by Report 

January 15, 1896, $89 62 

Cr. 
Amount uncollected, $89 62 



Dr. 

Amount due Town on 1892 Taxes, as by Report 

January 15, 1896, 1366 36 

Cr. 
Amount collected, $ 76 49 

Amount abated and remitted, 2 11 

Amount uncollected, 287 76 

1366 36 



Interest on Taxes, 1892 List, $14 88 



Dr. 

Amount due Town on 1893 Taxes, as by Report 

January 15, 1896, $1499 36 

Cr. 
Amount collected, $ 202 65 

Amount abated and remitted, 15 18 

Amount uncollected, 1281 53 

$1499 36 



Interest on Taxes, 1893 List, $25 52 



80 



Dr. 
Amount due Town on 1894 Taxes, as by Report 



January 15, 1896, 


$3612 45 


Cr. 




Amount collected, 


11264 46 


Amount abated and remitted, 


12 22 


Amount uncollected, 


2335 77 



Interest on Taxes, 1894 List, 



$3612 45 
$93 23 



Dr. 

Amount due Town on 1895 Taxes as by Report 

January 15, 1896, $9,228 79 

Cr. 
Amount collected, $4304 54 

Amount abated and remitted, 100 10 

Amount uncollected, 4824 15 

$9228 79 

Interest on Taxes, 1895 list, $117 82 



Dr. 



Assessors' List of Taxes, 1896, 
Andover National Bank Tax, 



Cr. 



Amount collected, 

Amount abated and remitted, 

Amount uncollected, 

Interest on Taxes, 1895 List, 



$80093 63 
2303 11 



$82396 74 



S70158 00 

73 46 

12165 28 



-$82396 74 



$30 95 



ABRAHAM MARLAND, 

Collector. 
Andover, January 15, 1897. 



81 



Treasurer's Account. 



LIABILITIES. 




Trustees of Memorial Hall, Notes, 


#25000 00 


Notes, 


19.)00 00 


Water Bonds, 


160000 00 


Unpaid Bills (estimated), 


1500 00 


Interest on Notes and Bonds, 


1567 00 




1207567 00 



ASSETS. 

Cash on hand, Town Funds, $ 597 60 
Cash on hand, Waterworks, 1654 27 





$2251 87 


Uncollected Taxes, 1891, 


89 62 


Uncollected Taxes, 1892, 


287 76 


Uncollected Taxes, 1893, 


1281 53 


Uncollected Taxes, 1894, 


2335 77 


Uncollected Taxes, 1895, 


4824 15 


Uncollected Taxes, 1896, 


12165 28 




flOAOQ/j 11 


Sinking Funds, 


4845 50 


Commonwealth, State Aid, 


1877 00 


Commonwealth, Military Aid, 


96 00 


Commonwealth, Pauper Acct., 


276 88 


Cities and Towns, Pauper Acct 


., 160 58 




$7255 96 




$30491 94 


Balance against the Towi 


i, $177075 06 



82 

WATERWORKS, 
George A. Parker, Treasurer, in account with the Town of Andover. 

Dr. 

Balance on hand, January 1896, 

Interest, 

Maintenance, 

Service-pipe, 

Redemption of Bonds, 



Cb. 

Orders paid, 

Bonds Redeemed,(Nos. 31 to 36) 

Interest on Bonds, 

Balance, deposited Andover Nat. Bank, 1654 21 

#31928 70 





$13956 96 




6548 33 




4700 00 




1723 41 




5000 00 




131928 70 


$18534 49 


5000 


00 


6740 


00 



$220.00 of above balance is for coupons due, but not yet 
presented. 

SPRING GROVE CEMETERY FUND. 

Amount received from sale of wood, $550 00 

Deposited in Lawrence Savings Bank, $550 00 



WARE SIDEWALK FUND. 

Amount as per last report, $84 49 

Dividends, 3 40 

$87 89 

Cr. 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $87 89 



83 



RICHARDSON PUND. FETE VILLAGE SCHOOL. 

Amount as per last report, $1079 29 

Interest, 40 74 

$1120 03 

Cr. 

Merchandise, $ 73 56 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, 1046 47 



$1120 03 



GEO. A. PARKER, 

TREASURES, 

Andover, Jan. 15, 1897. 



84 



GEORGE A. PARKEE, TEEASUEEE, IN 
Dr. 



Balance from last year, 

Commonwealth, Corporation Tax, 

Commonwealth, Bank Tax, 

Commonwealth, Military Aid, 

Commonwealth, State Aid, 

Commonwealth, State Aid, Burial of Paupers, 

Commonwealth, State Highway, 

Notes, 

Town Hall, 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 

Almhouse, 

Ballardvale Rents, 

Water Rates, 

Relief out, Refunded, 

Cities and Towns, 

A. Marland, Collector, taxes and interest, 

A. Marland, Collector, abatements, 

A. Marland, Fees, 

Geo. H. Poor, Esq., Fines, 

H. G. Herrick, Fine, 

County Treasurer, dog tax, 

Samuel Smith, refunded, 

A. F. Saunders, refunded, 

J. L. Hammett & Co., refunded, 

J. T. Lovejoy, manure, 

G. E. Johnson, Supt., books sold, 

C. E. Knowlton, shafts, 

Horses, Work on State Highway, 

Concreting, 

Hay Scales, 

250th Anniversary, banquet, 

250th Anniversary, loan collection, 



$606 


07 


9119 


45 


2436 


84 


96 


00 


1900 


00 


20 


00 


1711 


40 


89000 


00 


362 


00 


199 


62 


1868 


93 


187 


50 


9052 


39 


339 


86 


334 


54 


76288 


54 


203 


07 


17 


40 


364 


00 


5 


00 


551 


67 


1 


80 


2 


50 


8 


03 


30 


00 


3 


50 


4 


00 


16 


00 


237 


27 


51 


00 


730 


50 


87 


20 


$195836 08 





85 



ACCOUNT WITH THE TOWN OF ANDOVER. 



Cr. 



Cash paid Selectmen's Ordera : 

Schools, 

Schoolhouses, 

Books and Supplies, 

Printing and Stationery, 

Street Lighting, 

Insurance, 

Interest, 

Snow, 

Horses and Drivers, 

Highways, 

County Tax, 

State Highway, 

Fire Department, 

Town House, 

Town Officers, 

Dog Tax 

Miscellaneous, 

Spring Grove Cemetery, 

Sidewalks, 

Hay Scales, 

Notes Paid, 

Abatement of Taxes, 

Drinking Fountain, 

Memorial Day, 

250th Anniversary, 

Redemption of Bonds, 

Sewer Commissioners, 

Maintenance, 

State Tax, 

Sinking Fund, 
Overseers' Orders : 

Almshouse Repairs, 

Military Aid, 

State Aid, 

Almshouse Expenses, 

Relief Out, 

Cash on Haad, 



$18671 


50 


2993 


31 


1506 


58 


697 


65 


3677 


68 


573 


15 


9754 


57 


659 


22 


2995 


35 


7258 


59 


4486 


98 


1691 


72 


5006 


09 


826 


49 


4999 


50 


551 


67 


1499 


24 


475 


58 


1480 


25 


26 


08 


92500 


00 


265 


07 


275 


00 


200 


00 


4385 


08 


5000 


00 


10 


62 


4700 


00 


4432 


53 


675 


00 


439 


32 


192 


00 


1877 


00 


4390 


83 


6064 


96 


597 


47 


$195836 


08 



86 



SINKING FUNDS. 

No. 1. 

Balance last year, $ 2157 12 

Received from Town, 150 00 

Interest, Andover Savings Bank, 42 54 

Interest, Essex Savings Bank, 31 84 

Interest, City Institution for Savings, 17 11 



$2398 61 



Cr. 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $1095 71 
Deposited in Essex Savings Bank, 820 61 
Deposited in City Institution for Sav- 
ings, Lowell, 482 29 



$2398 61 



No. 2. 

Balance last year, $854 79 

Received from Town, 150 00 

Interest, Broadway Savings Bank, 37 50 

Cr. 
Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank, 



$1042 29 
$1042 29 



No. 3. 

Balance last year, $535 38 

Received from Town, 150 00 

Interest, Andover Savings Bank, 17 58 

Interest, Central Savings Bank, 8 56 

Cr. 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, $490 86 

Deposited in Central Savings Bank, 220 66 



$711 52 



$711 52 



No. 4. 






Balance last year, 


450 00 




Received from Town, 


225 00 




Interest, Haverhill Savings Bank, 


18 08 


$693 08 


Or. 




Deposited in Haverhill Savings Bank, 




$693 08 



GEGRGE A. PARKER, 

Treasurer Sinking Fund. 



88 



Assessors' Report. 



We herewith submit our Annual Report. 

Number of Male polls assessed, 
Personal Estate, 11,158,182 00 



1,313 



Real Estate, 3,521,731 00 


fc/f A7Q Q1 Q AO 


tyi. - 


Poll-tax, $ 2,626 00 




Tax on Personal Estate, 19,500 00 




Tax on Real Estate, 58,989 00 






181,115 00 




Rate of Tax per 11000, $16.75 




Number of 




Horses assessed, 


686 


Cows assessed, 


861 


Cattle other than Cows, 


157 


Swiue, 


209 


Dwellings, 


1063 


Acres of land, 


18469 


ARTHUR BLISS, 


) Assessors 


SAMUEL H. BOUTWELL, 


of 


JOHN S. STARK, 


) Andover. 



89 



Auditors Certificate. 



We have this day examined the accounts of the several 
Town Officers and find them cast correctly, satisfactory 
vouchers for all payments have been made. 

The Town Treasurer has on deposit five hundred and 
ninety-seven dollars and forty-seven cents, (1597.47) town 
funds, and sixteen hundred and fifty-four dollars and twenty- 
one cents, ($1654.21) to the credit of the water loan. 

LOUIS A. DANE, 
GEORGE A. HIGGINS, 

Auditors. 
Andovkr, Mass., Jan. SO, 1897. 



90 

Board of Health. 



To the Citizens of Andover : — 

The Board of Health herewith presents to the citizens its 
annual report. 

There have been the usual number of nuisances complained 
of during the year, which we are again pleased to state, have 
been abated without recourse to law. It will be seen by the 
appended table that the number of cases of contagious dis- 
eases reported has been much less than usual. Each house 
known to contain a case of Scarlet Fever or Diphtheria has 
had a card posted and we have, with the co-operation of the 
Supt. of Schools, tried to keep children out of school who have 
been exposed to the disease. After cessation of the disease 
the Secretary has taken charge, in person, of the disinfection 
of the premises. 

Oar town has been extremely fortunate in escaping Typhoid 
Fever. This is no doubt due in a great measure, to the con- 
tinued purity of our water supply. We find it our duty how- 
ever to again call the attention of our citizens to the need of 
proper sewerage and drainage ; and the hope that some speedy 
action will be taken in the matter is our excuse for attending 
only to the most flagrant cases of complaint. 

The inspection of new plumbing has given, we believe, 
general satisfaction and has been under the supervision of 
this board. Attention is again called to the law governing 
children to be vaccinated before entering the public schools. 
Children are excused only by certificate from the family 
physician. 

Contagious diseases : Diphtheria, 3 ; Scarlet Fever, 10 ; 
Total 13. 

We would again request that all cases of complaint be made 
in writing and properly signed. 

ARTHUR BLISS, Chairman, 
HOWELL F. WILSON, 
CHARLES E. ABBOTT, M.D., Sec. 

Board of Health. 



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Cornell Fund. 



Amount of Fund, 
Deposited in Savings Bank, 

Cash on band, 1896, 
Dividends, 6 months, 



Amount expended. 
Cash on hand, 





$5000 00 
5000 00 


$ 68 87 
123 64 


$192 51 
$192 51 


$127 38 
65 13 





FRANK E. GLEASON, ) 
JOSEPH A. SMART, } Trustees. 
CHARLES GREENE, ) 

Andover, Mass., Feb. 1, 1897. 



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Punchard Free School. 



The Trustees of the Punchard Free School submit to the Town this 
account of their Receipts and Expenditures for the year 1896, and of 
the Condition of the Fund at the close of the year. 

TREASURER'S REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
DECEMBER 31, 1896. 



Amount of Principal December 31, 1896, 
Invested in : 

Real Estate Mortgages $73425 00 

Deposited in Mercantile Loan and Trust Co., 1525 00 
Deposit in Andover Savings Bank, 55 00 



$75005 00 



$75005 00 



INCOME. 



Balance on hand December 31, 1895, 
Interest on loans and deposits in 1896, 
Book assessments collected, 
Tuition collected from non-residents, 

Expended in 1896, 

Balance on hand December 31, 1896, 



$1634 94 

4231 84 

276 00 

60 00 

$5161 90 
1040 88 



6202 78 



$6202 78 



DETAILED STATEMENT OF EXPENSES. 



Frank O. Baldwin, Principal, 
Mary E. Dern, Assistant, 
Mary Alice Abbott, Assistant, 
Jean S. Pond, Assistant, 

Amount carried forward, 



$1761 00 
635 85 

300 00 
584 00 

$3280 85 



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Amount brought forward, 
Charlotte Norris, Assistant, 
Mary E. Carter, Assistant, 
Florence M. Locke, Assistant, 
Frederic Palmer, Chairman Visiting Committee, 
Curtis M. Baldwin, janitor, 
Geo. H. Poor, Treasurer, 
Andover Press, Printing, 
Frank O. Baldwin, supplies, 
Arthur Bliss, chemicals, 
C. C. Bourne, tuning pianos, 
H. F. Chase, repairs, 
John N. Cole, supplies, 
George W. Chandler, fuel, 
Brain ard Cummings, repairs, 
G. A. Higgins & Co., books and supplies, 
T. A. Holt and Co., supplies, 
L. E. Knott Co. , supplies, 
Henry P. Noyes, repairs, 
George H. Parker, chemicals, 
C. P. Rea, services, 
Joseph A. Smart, insurance, 
B. B. Tuttle, express, 
M. T. Walsh, repairs, 
William Wood, repairs, 

Total expenses, 
Income, on deposit, Andcver National Bank, 
" in till, 



$3280 85 
584 00 
224 00 

60 00 
100 00 

69 17 
200 00 

18 80 

3 00 
13 67 

4 50 
50 

95 36 
90 00 

5 68 
273 17 

2 89 
10 73 

7 35 
10 69 

3 00 
75 00 

1 00 
24 04 

4 50 



$5161 


90 


1036 


95 


3 


93 



$6202 78 
GEO. H. POOR, 

Treasurer. 



January 19, 1897. 



Examined, and found correct. 



January 25, 1897. 



GEORGE A. PARKER, 
M. E. GUTTERSON, 

Auditing Committee. 



FREDERIC PALMER, 
FRANK R. SHIPMAN, 
ROBT. A. MacFADDEN, 
GEORGE A. PARKER, 



HORACE H. TYER, 
GEORGE H. POOR, 
MYRON E. GUTTERSON, 
SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, 

Trustees. 



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Sewer Commissioners' Report. 



To the Citizens of Andover : 

The method of disposal of the sewage of the town is still 
the important question before jour Board of Commissioners. 
The Glover system from which we expected good results has 
been tried at the Rockingham County Farm at Brentwood, 
N. H., but the results obtained have not been, so far as we 
have been able to learn, such as would be acceptable to our 
State Board of Health. Your commissioners visited Brent- 
wood through the summer and examined the operation of the 
system, and while no chemical examination of the effluent 
was made the appearance and effluvia were such as to show 
very imperfect results. The filtration area used was found 
to be inadequate, although proportionally larger than in the 
system designed for Andover, and to secure good results the 
system must be much more expensive both to install and 
operate than has been represented by the company interested 
in introducing it, and your commissioners could not recom- 
mend it without further and more satisfactory trials were 
made. 

Igreeably to the instructions of the Town your commis- 
sioners introduced a bill into the Legislature of 1896 asking 
for the repeal of Sect. 15, Chap. 386, Acts of 1896, and it 
was referred to the Legislature of 1897. A hearing was 
given Feb. 9th by the Committee on Drainage at which Wm. 
Odlin, Representative, Arthur Bliss, Chairman of Board of 
Selectmen, and the entire Board of Sewer Commissioners ap- 
peared for the town,. The matter is now in the committee's 
hands, and action by the Legislature may be expected at an 
early day. Under existing circumstances your commission- 
ers could recommend no definite action by the Town at 
present. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

WM. S. JENKINS, \ 

I Commissioners. 



JOHN L. SMITH, 
JOHN E. SMITH, 



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The following is a list of regular appropriations with 
amounts recommended by the various departments for year 
1897. 



Schools. 




$20000 00 


School-Houses, 




2500 00 


School-Books and Supplies, 




1500 00 


*Repairs on Highways and B 


ridges, 


3000 00 


*Macadamized Roads, 




4000 00 


Sidewalks, 




1500 00 


Removing Snow, 




500 00 


Town Officers, 




5000 00 


Town House, 




1000 00 


Waterworks, Maintenance, 




4700 00 


Sinking Fund, 




675 00 


Fire Department, Running Expenses, 


3800 00 


New Apparatus, Hose 


and Repairs, 


3200 00 


Fire Alarm, 




2000 00 


Horses and Drivers, 




3000 00 


Street Lighting, 




3700 00 


Printing and Stationery, 




700 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 




200 00 


Memorial Day, 




200 00 


State Aid, 




1600 00 


Military Aid, 




300 00 


Expenses of Almshouse, 




4000 00 


Relief out of Almshouse, 




5000 00 


Repairs on Almshouse, 




500 00 


State Tax, 




6000 00 


Abatement of Taxes, 




300 00 


Interest on Notes, Funds, and Bonds, 


10000 00 


Insurance, 




500 00 


Hay Scales, 




50 00 


Miscellaneous, 




1500 00 


Total, 


190925 00 


Respectfully submitted, 




ARTHUR BLISS, 


) Selectmen 


SAMUEL H. 


BOUTWELL, 


of 


JOHN S. STARK, 


\ Andover. 



* Same as 1896 appropriations. 

M 



96 



Town Warrant. 



ESSEX, SS : To either of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover. Greeting : 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby directed to notify and warn the inhabitants of the 
Town of Andover, qualified to vote in town affairs, to meet 
and assemble at the Town House, in said Andover, on Mon- 
day, the First day of March, 1897, at Nine o'clock, A. M., to 
act on the following Articles, namely : 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside at said 
meeting. 

Article 2d. — To choose Town Clerk, Treasurer, Collector 
of Taxes, One member of the Board of Selectmen, Assessors 
and Overseers of the Poor for three years, One member of the 
Board of Health for three years, three members of the School 
Committee for three years, and one member for one year, 
one Water Commissioner for three years, one Trustee of the 
Memorial Hall for seven years, one Sewer Commissioner for 
three years, one or more Auditors of Accounts, Park Com- 
missioners, Constables, Fence Viewers, Field Drivers, Sur- 
veyors of Lumber, Highway Surveyor, Trustees of Cornell 
Fund, Fire Wards, a Pound Keeper, and any other officers 
the town may determine to choose. 

Article 3d. — To take action on the following question : 
" Shall Licenses be granted for the Sale of Intoxicating 
Liquors in this town If " 



97 

Article 4th. — To determine what sums of money shall be 
appropriated for Schools, School-Houses, School Books and 
Supplies, Highways and Bridges, Sidewalks, Removing Snow, 
Horses and Drivers, Town Officers, Town House, Hay Scales, 
Fire Department, Insurance, Street Lighting, Printing and 
Stationery, Memorial Day, State Aid, Military Aid, Water- 
works, Interest, State Tax, County Tax, Abatement of Taxes, 
Almshouse Expenses, Repairs on Almshouse, Relief of Alms- 
house, Spring Grove Cemetery, and other town charges and 
expenses. 

Article 5th. — To see if the Town will authorize the con- 
struction of a fire alarm system and appropriate a sum of 
money therefor on petition of Engineers. 

Article 6th. — To see if the Town will discontinue the cut- 
ting of wood and removal of gravel from its land on Indian 
Ridge, so called for the coming year, on petition of Albert 
Poor and eight others. 

Article 7th. — To see if the Town will hold its land on In- 
dian Ridge, so called as a forest reservation, on condition 
that the adjoining land bonded to the Indian Ridge committee 
be obtained by private subscription, and devoted to the same 
object before the Annual Town Meeting in 1898, on petition 
of Albert Poor and ten others. 

Article 8th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money to place electric lights on Mineral Street, near New 
Street of Peter D. Smith, one on Abbott Street near residence 
of T. D. Thomson, and one on South Main Street near resi- 
dence of Chas. H. Forbes. 

Article 9th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money for a steam fire engine, on petition of Engineers. 

Article 10th. — To see if the Town will appropriate a sum 
of money to continue the concrete sidewalk on the southerly 
side of the plot near the station, on petition of the Village 
Improvement Society. 



98 

Article 11th. — To see if the Town will adopt the provisions 
of Chapter 186 of the Legislative Acts of the year 1895, re- 
lating to the street watering, and determine the area of such 
watering, and appropriate a sum of money for the purchase 
of watering carts or wagons. 

Article 12th. — To see if the Town will purchase for a park 
the Richardson land (situated north of the Punchard School 
grounds) and what sum of money they will appropriate there- 
for, on petition of Wm. S. Jenkins and others. 

Article 1 3th. — To see if the Town will accept Ridge Street 
as laid out by the Selectmen and appropriate a sum of money 
for constructing the same. 

Article 14th. — To see if the Town will appropriate money 
sufficient to place a suitable drinking fountain, for man and 
beast, on Andover Hill near the terminus of the electric car 
line, on a petition of Egbert C. Smyth and ten others. 

Article 15th. — To act on the reports of Town officers. 

Article 16th. — To see if the Town will accept the list of 
names for Jurors prepared by the Selectmen. 

Article 17th. — To fix the pay of the Firemen for ensuing 
year. 

Article 18th. — To determine the method of collecting 
taxes the ensuing year. 

Article 19th. — To determine the disposition of unex- 
pended appropriations. 

Article 20th. — To authorize the Treasurer to hire money 
for the use of the Town, in anticipation of taxes upon the 
approval of the Selectmen. 

Article 21st. — To determine the amount of money to be 
raised by taxation the ensuing year. 



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Article 22d. — To transact any other business that may 
legally come before the meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, 
with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and 
place of meeting. 

Given under our hands, at Andover, this the Thirteenth 
day of February, in the year one thousand eight 
hundred and ninety-seven. 

ARTHUR BLISS, ) Selectmen 

SAM'L H. BOUTWELL, } of 
JOHN S. STARK, ) Andover. 



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Memorial Hall Library. 



TWENTY -FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE 
BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 



The statistics of the Librarian's report, herewith presented, 
are sufficient evidence that the Memorial Hall Library has 
been doing its proper work during the past year. The ag- 
gregate circulation of twenty-one thousand volumes (includ- 
ing two thousand delivered by special carrier in the remoter 
districts of the town), the large daily use of newspapers and 
magazines, and the constant consultation of books of refer- 
ence illustrate the beneficient advantages which the first 
founders and later benefactors of our Free Public Library 
and Reading Room aimed to provide for the community, 
while the addition of over two hundred names to the list of 
those desiring to withdraw books indicates the increasing ap- 
preciation of those advantages on the part of the people. 

Another extension in Library hours has been made, apply- 
ing to the delivery of books in the forenoon, so that both the 
Library and Reading Room will be open after April 1st on 
every week day (public holidays excepted) from 9 to 12 o'clock 
a. M., from 3 to 5.30 o'clock p. M., and from 7 to 9 o'clock 
in the evening. The Reading Room is open from 8.30 o'clock 

A. M. 

As anticipated in our last report, one of the ante-rooms of 
the Library has been pleasantly fitted up as the depository ot 



102 

such works of art and history as may be obtained with the in- 
come of the " Cornell Fund." A fine portrait of the donor 
of that Fund has been placed upon the walls, and a beginning 
made in the purchase of books of art, for which the ordinary 
funds of the Library are not available. The valuable books 
of reference belonging to the Library, but not hitherto easily 
accessible to its patrons, have been put on the shelves of this 
room, where they can be freely consulted by adults, during 
Library hours, on application to the Librarian. Special at- 
tention is called to the catalogue of this reference library ap- 
pended to the accessions of the year in this town report. 
The list (numbering nearly seven hundred volumes) includes, 
besides encyclopaedias and dictionaries in the various de- 
partments of knowledge, the indexes of periodical and general 
literature up to date, the official records, both Union and 
Confederate, so far as published, of the War of the Rebel- 
lion (one hundred volumes), and the recently bound volumes 
of the Boston Journal for the period of the War and for the 
centennial years, 1875-T6. 

The Trustees desire to acknowledge the public spirited 
service of the Andover Village Improvement Society in set- 
ting out upon the Library grounds a hedge of Japanese bar- 
berry (Berberis Thunbergii), and two varieties of woodbine, 
(Ampelopsis Quinquefolia and Ampelopsis Veitchii). 

Two suggestions may be repeated from last year's report. 
One is that patrons of the Library, having in mind books de- 
sirable for purchase, should place the names of the volumes 
(with author, publisher and price) on the slips furnished by 
the Librarian. The other refers to the use of the Memorial 
Hall as a depository for articles relating to the history of the 
town or the customs of the past. The painting of the Indian 
sachem, Cutshamache, for example, has been added during 
the year, not as a work of art, but as a souvenir of the 250th 
anniversary celebration, as have also the various programmes 
and placards connected with the celebration. Maj. Marian d 
has deposited a piece of the flag presented to the Sixth Regi- 
ment by the loyal citizens of Baltimore in 1861, and Miss 



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Charlotte S. Abbott the ancient Bible used in the pulpit of 
the South Church previous to 1861. Such articles, including 
manuscripts and printed documents, illustrative of the past 
and present history of Andover, in war and in peace, would 
be of great interest in the future and would come in the 
direct line of the Cornell Collection. 

Just after the above report had been presented to the 
Trustees for their approval, the announcement was made to 
them that Mrs. George W. Coburn had offered to provide 
for the publication of a new printed catalogue of the Library. 
This generous gift, which fitly comes from the daughter of 
the honored originator of Memorial Hall, Mr. John Smith, 
supplements the card catalogue previously presented by Mrs. 
Byers and supplies an important need of the Library. It 
will of course be several months before this can be prepared 
and printed, but the whole community will join with the 
Board in grateful appreciation of the thoughtfulness and 
munificence of the donor. 



Respectfully submitted : 



JOSEPH W. SMITH, 
FRANCIS H. JOHNSON, 
E. KENDALL JENKINS, 
JAMES B. SMITH, 
JOSEPH A. SMART, 
GEORGE H. TORR, 
GEO. W. FOSTER, 
C. C. CARPENTER, 

Trustees. 



Andover, Feb. 9, 1897. 



Andover, January 27, 1897. 
This certifies that we have examined the within account 
and find the same correctly cast and properly vouched. . 

E. K. JENKINS, - 
GEORGE H. TORR, 

Auditors. 



104 



JOSEPH A. SMART, TREASURER OP MEMORIAL HALL 
INCOME. 

To cash on hand from last year, Si 49 7 53 



Interest on Town Notes, 

Interest on Mortgage, 

Receipts from Fines and Rents, 

From Estate of Edward Taylor, 

From sale of old paper, 

From rebate on books, 

Interest on Savings Bank deposits, 



1400 00 

250 00 

63 88 

200 00 

5 00 

6 00 
286 24 



53708 65 



105 



IN A000UNT WITH THE TOWN OF ANDOVEE. 
EXPENDITURES. 

Ballard Holt, salary, 
James O. Bradshaw, salary, 
Little, Brown & Co., books, 
Houghton, Mifflin & Co., books, 
F. S. Blanchard & Co., books, 
Rand, McNally & Co., books, 
Johnson, LeBlanc & Co., books, 
L. A. Charlton, books, 
Samuel Ward & Co., books, 
O. P. Chase, papers and periodicals, 
Andover Press, papers, 
Damrell & Upham, photographs, 
Soule Photo. Co., photographs, 
George M. Bodge, book, 
J. F. Barnard & Co., binding, 
Andover Electric Company, lighting, 
F. C. Way, district carrier 

D. Carney, labor, 

George A. Higgins & Co., supplies, 

J. N. Cole, supplies, 

Hardy & Cole, labor, 

Street sprinkling, (two years) 

H. P. Noyes, supplies, 

B. Holt, sundries, 

Anderson & Bowman, labor, 

A. W. Caldwell, labor, 

E. C. Pike, labor, 

J. S. Marion, portrait, 

Beal Decorating Co., 

Briggs & Allyn, work, 

J. A. Smart, insurance, 

William Wood, labor, 

E. J. Rowe, labor, 

Tuttle's Express, 

Geoige Saunders, labor, 

Andover Press, 

George W. Chandler, fuel, 

Deposit in Andover Savings Bank, (E. Taylor Fund) 



Cash on hand to balance, 



$720 


00 


89 


00 


327 


51 


69 


00 


1 


50 


19 


98 


3 


50 


2 


50 


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145 


08 


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63 


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36 


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5 


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168 


34 


118 


56 


56 


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55 


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95 


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60 


37 


64 


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56 


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53 


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80 


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20 


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156 


00 


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00 


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63 



$3708 65 



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REPORT OF LIBRARIAN. 



To the Trustees of the Memorial Hall Library : 

Gentlemen, — I herewith submit my report as Librarian 
for the year 1896. 

Comparative Statistics. 



Number of volumes added by purchase, 
Number of volumes presented, 
Volumes of periodicals bound, 
Total number of volumes in the Library, 

Pamphlets presented during the year, 
Total number of pamphlets in the Library, 

Number of days the Library was open, 

Number of volumes delivered : 

General delivery, 18,117 19,045 

Abbott District, 206 212 

Bailey District, 958 930 

North District, 212 173 

Osgood District, 821 765 

Largest daily issue, 

Largest weekly issue, 

Average daily issue, 

Per-centage of juvenile and fiction circulated, 

Number of volumes lost and paid for, 

Number of postals sent for books overdue, 

New names registered, 

Total number of names registered, 

Number of volumes covered anew, 

Number of volumes bound, 

Average daily attendance in Reading-room, 

Volumes delivered for use in Reading-room, 

Amount of fines collected, 

Amount received for use of books, 



1895. 

273 

55 

50 

13,826 

133 
7,526 

250 



20,314 

209 

585 

81 

78± 

2 

1022 

198 

5959 

1379 

266 

65 

722 

$54.96 

6.16 



1896. 

273 

77 

53 

14,229 

196 

7,722 

306 



21,125 
245 

583 

69 

80 

2 

1090 

223 

6172 

1293 

244 

64 

607 

$59.20 

4.68 



107 



List of Donors. 

Vols. Pamps. Pap's. 
Abbot Courant, 3 

Abbott, Hartwell B., 1 

Andover, Town of. 9 6 

Bancroft, Rev. C. F. P. 1 

Barnes, Rev. Henry E., North Andover, Mass. 1 

Benton, J. H., Jr., Boston, Mass. 1 

Blinn, Henry C, East Canterbury, N.H. 12 

Buck, Miss Alice. 1 

Bussey Institution, Boston, Mass. 1 

Cambridge Public Library. 1 

Carpenter, Rev. C. C. 1 

Clark, George F., West Acton, Mass. 1 

Crocker, Uriel H., Boston, Mass. 1 

Dow, Miss Lucia A. 78 

Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Md. 1 

Fall River Public Library, 1 

Fearing, Andrew C, Jr., Boston, Mass. 1 

Forbes, Edward H., Maiden, Mass. 1 

Forbes Library,. Northampton, Mass. 2 

Jenkins, E. K. 1 

Knox, Hon. W. S., Lawrence, Mass. 14 

Lawrence Public Library, 4 

Lexington Historical Society, 1 

Lytle, John J., Philadelphia, Pa. 1 

Maiden Public Library. 1 

Marshall, Mrs. Joshua N., Lowell, Mass. 1 

Massachusetts, Commonwealth of. 17 1 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1 

Mercantile Library Association, St. Louis, Mo. 2 

Newton Free Library. 1 

Osgood, L. Edgar, North Andover, Mass. 4 

Palmer, Rev. Frederic. 32 

Peabody, Philip G., Boston, Mass. 1 

Pray, John H., Boston, Mass. 1 

Salem Public Library. 1 

Stevens, Hon. Moses T., North Andover, Mass. 13 
Taylor, Prof. John Phelps. 104 



108 

Travellers' Record, 1896. 

United States. 

Watertown Free Public Library. 

Whitney, Charles C, Marshall, Minn. 

Whittier, Miss H. E. 

Wilson, Rev. F. A. 

Worcester Public Library. 



Vols. 


Pamps. 


Pap's. 


8 


79 
1 

38 


52 


1 








1 





152 196 156 



Other Donations. 

Clough, Miss Lizzie. Campaign caricature of Horace Greeley. 

Marland, Maj. William. A part of flag presented by the loyal 
citizens of Baltimore to the Sixth Regiment Massachusetts 
Militia, after the riot in that city, April 19, 1861. 

Poor, George H., Esq. Map of Essex County, 1825. 
Map of Massachusetts, 1802. 

Twenty-two volumes have been withdrawn, and replaced with new 
ones. 

Two numbers each of Boston Journal, Harper's Bazar, and Illus- 
trated American, one each of Boston Traveller, English 
Illustrated Magazine, Good Words, Lawrence American, 
Musical Visitor and Scientific American, have been taken 
from the Reading-room, and not returned. 

BALLARD HOLT, 

Librarian. 
Andover, Jan. 6, 1897. 



MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY 



LIST OF ACCESSIONS 



Bulletin No. 16, 1896 



110 



LIST OF ACCESSIONS, 1896. 

A. 

Abbott, Charles Conrad. A colonial wooing. 1943.9 

Aldrich, Thomas Bailey. Judith and Holofernes : a poem. 1785.5 

Allen, Charles. Papier Mache. 859.28 

American Naturalist. Vol. 29. 1895. 1423.10 

Ambrosius, Johanna. Poems. 1733.10 

Andover Townsman. Vol. 9. 1896. Ref. 
Armstrong, Edward. Lorenzo de Medici, and Florence in the 

fifteenth century. [Heroes of the nations.] 1258.12 
Arnold, Matthew. Letters 1848-1888, collected and arranged 

by G. W. B. Russell. 2 vols. 1758.13-14 

At Wellesley : Legenda for 1896. 1955.8 
Atlantic Monthly. Vols. 76, 77. 1895-96. 1413.2-3 

B. 

Bangs, John Kendrick. A house-boat on the Styx. 859.29 
A rebellious heroine : a story. 1948.21 
Barnes, Rev. Henry E. Memorial and historical discourse, 
Trinitarian Congregational Church, North Andover, Sun- 
day morning, Oct 20, 1895. Ref. 
Barnes, James. For King and country : a story of the American 

Revolution. 1948.10 

Midshipman Farragut. 1948.12 

Barr, Amelia Edith. Bernicia. 1963.9 

Barr, Robert. A woman intervenes: or, the mistress of the mine. 1943.11 

Barrie, James Matthew. Margaret Ogilvy. 1938.13 

Sentimental Tommy : a story of his boyhood. 1938.14 
Bartlett, John. New and complete concordance of Shakespeare: 

index to all the passages in the dramatic works. Ref. 

Bates, Arlo. Talks on writing English. 1725.7 

Beard, Daniel Carter. American boy's book of sport. 1452.10 

Becke, Louis. The ebbing of the tide. 1917.14 

Beecher, Henry Ward. Patriotic addresses, 1850-1885. 1723.14 

Bellamy, William. A second century of charades. 1217.22 

Belloc, Bessie Rayner. In a walled garden. 1745.15 

Benson, Edward F. Limitations: a novel. 1932.17 
Berenson, Bernhard. Florentine painters of the renaissance: 

with an index to their works. 412.30 

Bes ant, Walter. The city of ref uge : a novel. 1966.15 
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. Vols. 158, 159. 1895, 96. 1435.10-11 



Ill 

Blaxland, G. Cuthbert. " Mayflower" essays on the story of the 

pilgrim fathers as told in Governor Bradford's MS. 1726.8 

Bliss, William Root. Quaint Nantucket. 1743.9 

Bodge, George Madison. Soldiers in King Phillip's war : being 
a critical account of that war, with a concise history of the 
Indian wars of New England from 1620-1677. Ref. 

Boissier, Gaston. Rome and Pompeii: archaeological rambles. 1743.5 
Bonney, T. G. Charles Lyell and modern geology. [Century 

series.] 1746.4 

Boyd, Andrew K. II. The last years of St. Andrews. Sept. 

1890-Sept. 1895. 1221.18 

Brooks, Elbridge S. The century book of famous Americans. ] 751.6 

Brooks, Elbridge S., and Alden, John. The long walls: an 

American Boy's adventures in Greece. 1942.6 

Brown, Alice. Mercy Warren. [Women of colonial and revolu- 
tionary times.] 1758.22 
Browne, Thomas Alexander (Rolf Bolderwood). The Sealskin 

cloak. 1964.15 

Buchanan, Robert. Eme Hetherngton. 1956.11 

Bulfinch, Charles. Architect, life and letters. Edited by E. S. 

Bulfinch. 1751.4 

Bunker Hill Monument Association. Proceedings, June 17, 

1895, with address by Hon. F. W. Lincoln. 441.13 

Bunner, Henry Cuyler. Love in old clothes, and other stories. 1924.15 
Jersey street and Jersey lane : urban and surburban sketches. 884.25 
Burnett, Frances Hodgson. A lady of quality. 1933.23 

Burroughs, John. A year in the fields. 425.27 

Butler, Joseph. Works. Edited by W. E. Gladstone, 2 vols. 1751.7-8 
Butterworth, Hezekiah. The Wampum belt : or, the fairest 

page of history. 1961.7 

Byington, Ezra Hoyt. The Puritan in England and New 

England. 1743.12 

C. 

Canton, William. W. V., her book, and various verses. 1733.8 

Century Magazine. Vol. 28-30. 1895-96. 1337.6-8 

Clark, George Faber. History of the temperance reform in 

Massachusetts, 1813-1883. 1245.2 
Contemporary Review. Vols. 68, 69. 1895-96. 1126.12 ; 1127.1 

Corelli, Marie. The mighty atom. 1932.16 

Cornhill Magazine. New series. Vols. 25, 26. 1895-96. 1135.8-9 

Cosmopolitian Magazine. Vols. 19, 21. 1895-96. 1137.6-8 

Couch, Arthur T. Q. Adventures in criticism. 1732.4 



112 

Cox, Samuel Sullivan. Diversions of a diplomat in Turkey. 1745.13 

Crane, Stephen. The little regiment, and other episodes of the 

American civil war. 1947.9 

The red badge of courage : an episode of the American civil 

war. 1947.8 

Crawford, Francis Marion. Adam Johnstone's Son. 1962.16 

Casa Braccio. 2 vols. 1962.14-15 

Taquisara. 2 vols. 1962.17-18 

Crockett, Samuel R. Cleg Kelly, Arab of the city : his prayers 

and adventures. 1914.19 

Crockett, Samuel R., and others. Tales of our coast. 1914.20 



Dalbiac, Philip Hugh. Dictionary of quotations. English. 1734.1 
Dame, Lorrin L., and Collins, Frank S. Flora of Middlesex 

County, Massachusetts. 425.26 

Davis, Rebecca Harding. Doctor Warrick's Daughters. 1927.9 

Davis, Richard Harding. Cinderella, and other stories. 1927.16 

Three Gringos in Venezuela and Central America. 1767.19 

Dawson, W. J. The makers of modern English : a hand book to 

the greater poets of the century. 1 724.6 

Dean, Teresa. White city chips. 1 743.4 

Deland, Ellen Douglas. Oakleigh. 1943.10 

Dick, William B., editor. Recitations. Nos. 14-17. 1735.4 
Donald, E. Winchester. The expansion of religion : six lectures 

delivered before the Lowell Institute. 1728.7 

Doyle, Arthur Conan. The exploits of Brigadier Gerard. 1953.25 

Rodney Stone. 1953.26 
Dumas, Alexandre. The Count de Bragelonne ; or ten years 

later. 6 vols. 1915.16-21 

Twenty years after. 2 vols. 1915.14-15 



E. 

Earle, Mary Tracy. The wonderful wheel. 1947.14 
Ebers, Georg. In the Blue pike : a romance of German civiliza- 
tion at the commencement of the sixteenth century. 866.31 
End of the beginning. 1927.15 
English Illustrated Magazine. Vol.14. 1895. 1315.5 
Everett, William. Oration in honor of Col. William Prescott, 

delivered in Boston, October 14, 1895. 441.17 

Ewing, Mrs. Juliana Horatio. Story of a short life. 848.32 



113 



Fenn, George Manville. The Black Tor : a tale of the reign of 

James I. 1936.12 

In honour's cause : a tale of the days of George the first. 1936.13 
Field, Cyrus West. His life and work [1819-1892]. Edited by 

Isabella Field Judson. 1732.8 
Field, Eugene. The house : an episode in the lives of Reuben 

Baker, Astronomer, and his wife Alice. 1955.9 

Second book of Tales. 1913.18 

Fields, Annie. Authors and friends. 1732.18 
Fletcher, William Isaac. The " A. L. A." index. Index to 

general literature. . Hef. 
Fletcher, W. I., and Bowker, R. R. Annual literary index, 

1892-65. 4 vols. Ref. 

Forbes, Archibald. Camps, quarters, and casual places. 1767.21 
Ford, Nellie Walton. Nature's byways : natural science for 

primary pupils. 425.28 

Ford, Paul Leicester. The true George Washington. 1743.13 
Forum, The. Vols. 20, 21. 1895-96. 1124.9-10 

G. 

Gardner, Mrs. Sarah M. H. Quaker Idyls. 859.3 

Glazebrook, R. T. James Clerk Maxwell and modern physics. 1746.5 
Godkin, Edwin Lawrence. Problems of modern democracy : 

political and economic essays. 1722.2 

Good Words. 1895. 1316.9 
Goodwin, Maud Wilder. Dolly Madison. [Women of colonial 

and revolutionary times.] 1758.16 

White aprons. 1945.18 

Gould, Sabine Baring. The Broom-squire. 1914.18 
Gras, Felix. The Reds of the Midi : an episode of the French 

Revolution. 859.6 
Greene, Frederick Davis. The rule of the Turk : a reviged edi- 
tion of the Armenian Crisis. 1748.12 
Grenfell, Wilfred T. Vikings of to-day : or life and medical 

work among the fishermen of Labrador. 1745.16 

Grinnell, George Bird. Story of the Indian. 1766.5 

H. 

Habben, F. H. London street names : their origin, signification, 

and historic value. 1748.13 

Hamerton, Philip Gilbert. An autobiography, 1834-1858, and a 

memoir by his wife, 1858-1894. 1 754.20 



114 

Hardy, W. J. Lighthouses, their history and romance. 1745.17 

Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Vols. 91, 92. 1895-96. 1173.6-7" 
Harper's Round Table. 1895-96. 3 vols. 772 6-8 

Harper's Young People. 1895. 772.5 

Harris, George. Moral evolution. 1728.8 

Harris, Joel Chandler. Georgia. [Stories from American His- 
tory.] 1746.17 
Sister Jane : her friends and acquaintances. 1956.7 
The story of Aaron (so named), the son of Ben Ali. 1956.6 
Harrison, Mrs. Constance Cary. A Virginia Cousin, and Bar 

Harbor tales. 858.29 

Harte, Francis Bret. Barker's luck, and other stories. 1937.1& 

In the hollow of the hills. 867.34 

Haweis, Hugh Reginald. Travel and Talk, 1885-93-95. My 

hundred miles of travel. 2 vols. 1764.14-15 

Hector, Annie French. (Mrs. Alexander.) A fight with fate. 1957.7 
A winning hazard. 1957.8 

Henty, George Alfred. At Agincourt : a tale of the white hoods 

of Paris. 1925.11 

On the Irrawaddy : a story of the first Burmese war. 1925.12 

With Cochrane the dauntless : a tale of the exploits of Lord 

Cochrane in South American waters. 1925.13 

Hinsdale, Mass. Centennial of the Congregational Church, Au- 
gust 28, 1895. Ref. 
Holland, Mary A. G., comp. Our army nurses : sketches of 

women who served in hospitals during the civil war. 1754.18 

Hosmer, Jamf? Kendall. Life of Thomas Hutchinson, royal 

governor of Massachusetts Bay. 1757.19 

Howells, William Dean. Impressions and experiences. 1761.5 

Hubbard, Elbert. Little journeys to the homes of good men and 

great. 1758.15 

Little journeys to the homes of American authors. 1758.17 

Hughe?, Thomas. Vacation rambles. 1764.13 

Hutchinson, John Wallace. Story of the Hutchinsons. (Tribe 

of Jesse.) 2 vols. 1732.11-12 

I. 

Illustrated American. Vols. 18, 19. 1895-96. 1446.6-7 

J. 

Jameson, John Franklin. Dictionary of United States History, 

1492-1895. Ref. 

Jarvis, Stinson. The ascent of life : or, the psychic laws and 

forces of nature. 1 721 .4 



115 

Jewett, Sarah Orne. The country of the pointed firs. 868.35 
Johnson, Clifton. What they say in New England : a book of 

signs, sayings, and superstitions. 885 27 

K. 

Kaler, James Otis. (James Otis). A short cruise. 1931.17 
Keddie, Henrietta. (Sarah Tytler). Tudor Queens and Princesses. 1732.10 
Kenyon, E. C. Thomas Alva Edison, the telegraph boy who 

became a great inventor. 1732.9 

King, Charles. A tame surrender: a story of the Chicago strike. 1928.17 

Trooper Ross and Signal Smith. 1928.15 

Trumpeter Fred: a story of the plains. 1928.16 

Kipling, Rudyard. The seven seas. 1733.9 

Kirkland, Elizabeth S. A short history of Italy from 4 76 A. D. 

to 1878 A. D. 1748.22 

L. 

Lang, Andrew, editor. The animal story book. 1946.14 

Lawrence American and Andover Advertiser, 1895. Ref. 

LeBaron, Grace. The rosebud club. [Hazlewood stories.] 1935.12 

Lee, Albert. Tommy Toddles. 1948.9 

Lentheric, Charles. The Riviera: ancient and modern. 1743.6 

Lincoln, Abraham. Speeches, compiled by E. L. Chittenden. 1277.8 

Lincoln, James Gould. A genuine girl. 857.28 
Lippincott, Mrs. Sara Jane. (Penn Shirley). The merry five. 

[Silver gate stories.] 858.30 
Littell's Living Age. Vols. 207-210. 1895-96. 4 vols. 1065.12-15 
Lothrop, Thornton Kirkland. William Henry Seward. [Amer- 
ican statesmen.] 1471.8 
Lowell, Francis C. Joan of Arc. 1754.14 

M. 

Mabie, Hamilton Wright. Books and culture. 1236.24 

Magruder, Julia. The Violet. 1957.17 

Marchbank, Agnes. Ruth Farmer: a story. 1955.11 

Marcou, Jules. Life, letters, and works of Louis Agassiz. 2 vol. 1732.1-2 
Marden, Orison Sweet. Architects of fate : or, steps to success 

and power. 1767.18 

Martin, A, S. On parody. 1733.7 
Massachusetts : 

Acta and Laws. 

Acts and Laws of the province of Massachusetts Bay. Vol. 

8. 1703-1707. 961.8 



116 

Massachusetts^: 

A ttorney- Genera!. 

Masaachusetts in the army and navy during the war of 1861- 

65. Prepared by T. W. Higginson. Vol. 2. Ref. 

Legislature. 
In commemoration of the life and public service of Frederic 

T. Greenhalge, late Governor of the Commonwealth. 1751.5 

Journal of the House of Representatives, 1896. 1073.8 

Journal of the Senate, 1896. 1071.8 

Manual for the use of the General Court, 1896. Ref. 

Public documents, 1895. 12 vol. Ref. 

Secretary. 
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Webster's International Dictionary. 

Worcester's English Dictionary. 

Standard Dictionary. 

Stormonth's English Dictionary. 

*Century Dictionary. 6 vols. 

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Wright's Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English. 2 vols. 

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Flint Family. 

Phillips Family. 

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Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers. 

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Duff's Familiar Paintings in their Homes. (With inserted Photographs.) 
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1800. Andover, Mass., to York, Me. 
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Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians. 4 vols., with index. 

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Lippincott's Pronouncing Gazeteer of the World. 

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Messages and Papers of the Presidents. 2 vols. 1789-1833. 

Congressional Globe. 74 vols. 1854-1872. 

Congressional Record. 73 vols. 1890-1396. 

Congressional Directory 52d Congress. 1892. 

Kingsley's Massachusetts Townsman. 1856. 

Martin's Statesman's Year-Book. 1872. 

Roe's Massachusetts Year-Book. 1895, 1896. 

Souvenir of the Government of Massachusetts. 1880. 

General Statutes of Massachusetts. 1882, with supplement of 1888. 

Manual of Massachusetts General Court. 16 vols. 1881-96. 

MECHANICS. 

Appleton's Dictionary of Machines, Mechanics, Engine Work and En 

gineering. Illustrated. 2 vols. 
Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary. 3 vols. 
Hunt's Ure's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines. 

NEWSPAPERS. 

Andover Advertiser. 7 vols. 1853-66. 

Lawrence American and Andover Advertiser. 26vols. 1867-71,1874-96 

Andover Townsman. 9 vols. 1887-96. 

Boston Daily Journal. 12 vols. 1861-66. 4 vols. 1875-76. 

Harper's Weekly. 48 vols. 1873-96. 

London Graphic. 36 vols. 1873-90. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

Bouvier's Law Dictionary 

Parsons's Laws of Business. 

Warren's Household Physician. 

Trail's Hydropathic Encyclopedia. 

M'Culloch's Dictionary of Commerce and Commercial Navigation. 

Richardson's Illustrated Dictionary of Gardening. 4 vols. 



TOWN OF ANDOVER 



EIGHTH 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



WATER COMMISSIONERS 



FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING 



JANUARY 12, 1897 



Andover, Mass. 

THE ANDOVER PRESS, PRINTERS 

1897 



REPORT. 



To the Citizens of Andover : 

Your Board of Water Commissioners herewith submit their 
eighth annual report for the year ending January 12th, 1897: 

Forty-six new services have been added this year, making 
a total to date of 752. 

Received for water rates, 19052.39, and the cost of main- 
tenance 14643.63, leaving a net income of $4408.76. 

It should, however, be understood that this indue 1 es ad- 
vance meter rates to July 1st, instead of April 1st, the new 
regulations having taken effect, and all rates are now payable 
semi-annually. The bonded indebtedness is now $160,000, 
the different sinking funds amounting to $4845.50, leaving 
the net debt $155,154.50, the interest is $6206.18, the net 
income $4408.76, this leaves an excess of interest of $1,797.- 
42 which practically represents the cost to the town for water 
furnished for the public buildings, street sprinkling, drink- 
ing fountains, hydrants and other public uses. 

The new pumping engine was completed and given the 
final test about the 1st of March ; the result was entirely 
satisfactory in every respect, and with the guarantee from the 
builders was accepted and paid for. It has been in use most 
of the time since, and has fully demonstrated its ability to do 
all the pumping that will be required for some time, what- 
ever may be the increase in consumption. Less coal is used 
to pump the same quantity of water than with the old one, 
and as this is equipped with fly wheel and Corliss valve gear, 
it easily adjusts itself to variable pressure and does not re- 
quire the close attention that the other did, consequently the 



extra services of a fireman are dispensed with. The old en- 
gine has been thoroughly overhauled and put in proper 
shape and with several day's trial after, worked as well as 
when new. These repairs as well as the connections and ex- 
tra piping required for the new one were all done by Supt. 
Smith or under his personal supervision. 

A new hard wood floor was laid in the engine room and a 
few minor repairs made to the building. The pumping sta- 
tion is now well equipped, having two engines and two boil- 
ers there is but little to fear of anything arising that would 
seriously affect the supply from this source. The plant is 
now in care of Mr. G. W. Spickler who has been the regular 
engineer for several years and seems to be well qualified for 
that position and is interested in the general welfare and care 
of this very important part of the system. 

The grounds about the station are in fair condition, the 
heavy teaming in the Spring did not improve the driveway 
very much but the banks and walks are in much better shape 
than formerly. The lot adjoining these grounds on the west 
between the highway and shore, extending nearly forty-five 
rods was purchased this year of the Hardy Brothers. As the 
town now controls nearly all the southern shore, with the two 
islands taken last year, it is not apprehended that much more 
trouble will arise from undesirable campers in this locality, 
and it would be very desirable if the town controlled all the 
shores of the Pond, then this annoyance could, in a measure, 
be averted and the purity of the water would not be jeop- 
ardized, at least from this source. 

Such a radical change was made in the grade of the State 
highway north of Mr. Poor's shop that it was deemed advis- 
able to raise and re-locate the line of pipe in this vicinity so 
that it might be reached with less difficulty should it become 
necessary. This involved an outlay of $500, which is in- 
cluded in the maintenance expenses. 

It has already been demonstrated by the experience of a 
large percentage of water systems in New England, that the 
only proper and just way to equalize water rates, when more 



than one faucet is used on the same premises, is to measure 
the water used. We have, therefore, adopted new regulations 
and water rates which conform very closely to those in use 
in a majority of the towns in this State, and no doubt will 
meet your approval. 

We recommend that there be appropriated 14,400.00 for 
maintenance and $675.00 for the different Sinking Funds. 
Very Respectfully, 

JOHN H. FLINT, ) Board 

J. P. BUTTERFIELD, \ of 

FELIX G. HAYNES, ) Water Commissoners. 



SINKING FUND. 



The Sinking Fund Commissioners present the following 
report : 

ISSUE OP 1890. 
To redeem bonds Nos. 151 to 160 inclusive. 
To balance Jan. 15, 1896, $2157 12 

Received from Town of Andover, 150 00 

Received from interest from Andover Savings Bank, 42 54 
Received from interest from Essex Savings Bank, 31 84 
Received from interest' from City Institution for 

Savings, of Lowell, 17 11 



12398 61 
Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, 11095 71 

Deposited in Essex Savings Bank, 820 61 

Deposited in Lowell Institution for 

Savings, 482 29 

! $2398 61 



ISSUE OP 1892. 
To redeem bonds Nos. 161 to 170 inclusive. 
To balance Jan. 15, 1896, 8854 79 

Received from Town of Andover, 150 00 

Received from interest from Broadway Savings 

Bank, 37 50 



$1042 29 

Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Broadway Savings Bank, $1042 29 



ISSUE OP 1893. 
To redeem bonds Nos. 171 to 180 inclusive. 
To balance Jan. 15, 1896, $535 38 

Received from Town of Andover, 150 00 

Received from interest from Andover Savings Bank, 17 58 
Received from interest from Central Savings Bank, 8 56 



Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, 
Deposited in Central Savings Bank, 



ISSUE OP 1895. 
To redeem bonds Nos. 181 to 195 inclusive. 
To balance Jan. 15, 1896, $150 00 

Received from Town of Andover, 225 00 

Received from interest from Haverhill Savings Bank, 18 08 



$190 86 
220 66 


$711 52 




$711 52 



$693 08 



Invested as follows : 

Deposited in Haverhill Savings Bank, $693 08 



JOHN H. FLINT, ) SiM ~, 

J. P. BUTTERFIELD, S * ln/em ? f und 
FELIX G. HAYNES, j Commissioners. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



KECEIPTS. 

Water rates, 19052 39 

Various parties, service pipe and meters, 1000 04 

M. T. Stevens & Sons, laying pipe, 432 80 
Town of Andover, setting fountain and laying 

drain pipes, 145 96 

Methuen Water Works, fittings, 30 40 

Deane Steam Pump Co., changing truss, 89 06 

Yalpey Bros., repairing drain pipe, 5 16 

Hardy & Cole, lead and laying pipe, 9 91 

Repairing meters, 5 50 

Turning on water, 4 23 

Piece of pipe sold, 35 



Paid Town Treasurer, 

Water rates, 
Pipe account, 



MAINTENANCE 

John E. Smith, superintendent, 
George W. Spickler, engineer, 
George E. Hussey, clerk and assistant, 
S. Peterson, labor, 
Bangs & Horton, coal, 

Amount carried forward, 12559 44 





110775 80 


19052 39 




1723 41 






$10775 80 




1798 30 




680 00 




409 09 




260 87 




411 18 



Amount brought forward, 
Wm, H. Higgins, board of horse, 
B. & M. R.R., freight, 
E. W. Bigelow, oil, 

Deane Steam Pump Co., repairs on old pump, 
Andover Press, books and printing, 
Geo.- Guthrie, labor, 

Hartford Steam Boiler and Inspection Co., boiler ins 
Leonard <fe Ellis, oil, 
Joseph Bordelais, teaming coal, 
Oberlin Howarth, painting and carpenter work, 
Thos. Leslie, labor, 
William J. Butterfield, 
John S. Dearborn, painting hydrants, 
Ballard Yale M'f'g Co., nickle plating, 
Edward S. Moulton, cutting wood, 
Garlock Packing Co., packing, 
William G. Goldsmith, box rent and postage, 
Boston Lead M'f'g Co., pig lead. 
Curran & Barton, coal, 

Treat Hardware and Supply Co., paint, oil, etc., 
Andrew Hurley, labor, 
A. Palm, wood, 
II. McLawlin, hardware, 
Anderson & Bowman, horse-shoeing, etc., 
Frank E. Gleason, wood, 
Humphrey Leary, labor, 
Michael Moynehan, labor, 
Perrin Seamans & Co., picks and shovels, 
Harry P. Abbott, wood, 
Frank L. Trefethen, packing, 
Patrick McMullen, labor, 
Michigan Brass and Iron Works, valves, 
William Fairley, labor, 
E. C. Pike, pipe and fittings, 

Amount carried forward, 



12559 44 


137 


00 


122 


35 


93 


44 


107 


72 


81 


95 


80 40 


ns., 75 


00 


' 74 


51 


61 


06 


60 


00 


62 


33 


47 


34 


42 


35 


43 00 


43 


58 


49 55 


41 


00 


30 


33 


36 


77 


35 45 


29 


21 


27 


00 


20 


QG 


29 


95 


25 32 


26 43 


24 50 


29 


10 


19 


25 


11 


48 


10 


50 


10 


50 


15 


37 


15 


43 


$4179 


27 



10 



Amount brought forward, 


14179 27 


Walworth M'f'g Co., pipe and fittings, 


14 22 


George Saunders, pipe and fittings, 


11 10 


Smith & Manning, oil and supplies, 


16 17 


The Fairbanks Co., pan for coal barrow, 


12 00 


Samuel Smith, pump springs, 


16 50 


John Moynihan, labor, 


16 63 


John Schofield, labor, 


16 75 


James Donovan, labor, 


14 40 


Frank Riley, labor, 


14 40 


John Warden, labor, 


12 80 


Augustus Smy, labor, 


9 60 


Napolian Hill, labor, 


9 60 


Thomas Mulvane, labor, 


9 60 


David Gorman, 


9 60 


William Laundry, labor, 


9 60 


Barney Sweeney, labor, 


9 60 


John Mulcahey, labor, 


9 60 


Michael Hartnett, labor, 


9 60 


Angelo Crudale, labor, 


9 60 


Patrick Lynch, labor, 


9 60 


Patrick Harnett, labor, 


9 60 


Michael Roach, labor, 


9 60 


Patrick Connelly, labor, 


9 60 


Stephen Grant, labor, 


9 60 


Archie Twombley, labor, 


9 60 


Laurie Bishop, labor, 


9-60 


Edward Lawrence, labor, 


8 00 


James Dennison, labor, 


8 00 


John McCollum, labor, 


8 00 


Burnie, labor, 


8 00 


Daniel Mullen, labor, 


8 00 


American Express Co., express, 


7 15 


Tim Chinnery, labor, 


7 00 


Daniel Fitzpatrick, labor, 


7 00 



Amount carried forward, 14538 99 



11 



Amount brought forward, 
Thomas Madden, labor, 
Michael Duggan, labor, 
Dennis Riley, labor, 
Gilchrist & Taylor, pipe and fittings, 
Ashton Valve Co., repairs on safety valve, 
Charles L. Bailey, board of men, 
John Shaw, painting, 
Daniel Donovan, labor, 
Timothy Callahan, labor, 
Ludlow Yalve Co., valve screws, 
Joseph W. Poor, work on derrick, 
Patrick McMahon, labor, 
American Steam Gage Co., changing guages, 
William Leary, labor, 
Hardy & Cole, lumber, 
George W. Chandler, teaming, 
Daniel Carney, labor, 
George E. Gilchrist, pipe and fittings, 

F. M. Dutch, polish, 

G. A. Higgins & Co., stationery, 
Harry Gray, labor, 

George A. Mayer, repairs on harness, 

Arthur Shaw, painting, 

John N. Cole, stationery, 

Frank Goodwin, labor, 

John O'Connell, repairs on wagon, 

F. G. Haynes & Co., tools and supplies, 

Omar P. Chase, stationery, 

Lothrop & Spooner, polish, 

H. P. Noyes, repairs on table, 

B. B. Tuttle, express, 

George F. Blake M'fg Co., screw, 



$4538 99 


6 40 


6 40 


6 40 


5 42 


5 00 


6 00 


5 00 


4 08 


4 80 


4 80 


4 95 


4 80 


3 50 


3 30 


3 84 


3 00 


3 20 


3 42 


2 00 


2 45 


2 18 


2 85 


2 62 


1 00 


1 00 


1 25 


1 0$ 


1 82 


1 00 


45 


45 


18 


$4643 63 



12 



OEEDIT, MAINTENANCE, . 

Hardy & Cole, lead, $6 34 

F. E. Gleason, repairing meter, 1 50 

Adam Lindsay, repairing meter, 2 00 

William Marland, repairing meter, 2 00 

Mrs. C. Odlin, turning on water, 2 00 

Phillips Athletic Grounds, turning on water, 2 00 

Driseoll & Couriers, 23 



SERVICE PIPE. 

Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co., pipe and fittings, 

National Meter Co., meters, 

Thomson Meter Co., meters, 

Union Meter Co., meters, 

George Guthrie, labor, 

George E. Gilchrist, service pipe fixtures, 

Thomas Leslie, labor, 

John E. Smith, superintendent, 

Humphrey Leary, labor, 

Michael Moynehan, labor, 

Wm. H. Higgins, board of horse, 

John Moynehan, labor, 

George E. Hussey, clerk and assistant, 

Wm. J. Butterfield, foreman, 

Hersey Meter Co, meters, 

Andrew Hurley, labor, 

E. C. Pike, pipe and fixtures, 

Daniel Fitzpatrick, labor, 

William Farley, labor, 

Edward Lawrence, labor, 

Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, 

Hardy & Cole, lumber and labor, 

David Welch, labor, 

Amount carried forward , 12135 79 



$16 07 


$448 94 


188 


00 


150 


60 


153 


50 


149 


75 


141 


91 


125 40 


98 


39 


81 


85 


80 49 


81 


50 


81 


76 


79 20 


61 50 


52 


00 


32 


08 


29 


96 


21 58 


20 


60 


19 


20 


13 


65 


12 


65 


11 


28 



13 



Amount brought forward, 
B. & M. R. R. Co., freight, 
Sumner & Goodwin, stop cocks, 
Michigan Brass & Iron Works, stop cocks, 
Patrick McMullen, labor, 
B. B. Tuttle, express, 
George Saunders, fixtures, 
John Leary, labor, 
Frank Goodwin, labor, 
Smith & Manning, supplies, 
H. McLawlin, hardware, 
American Express, express, 
William Leary, labor, 
Geo. H. Sampson, fuses, 
Boston Lead M'f g Co., lead pipe, 
F. G. Haynes, cutting oil, 
W. F. Rutter, union, 



CREDIT, SERVICE PIPE. 

Various parties, service pipe and meters, 
Town of Andover, setting fountain and labor, 
Methuen Waterworks, fittings, 
Valpey Brothers, repairing drain, 
Hardy & Cole, laying pipe, 



PIPE DISTRIBUTION. 

Ludlow Valve Mfg. Co., valves and hydrants 
George Guthrie, labor, 
George E. Hussey, clerk and assistant, 
John E. Smith, superintendent, 

Amount brought forivard, 



$2135 79 


7 


49 


6 


00 


5 


75 


4 


22 


4 00 


3 00 


3 


50 


2 


70 


2 


15 


1 


70 


1 


60 


1 


19 


1 


50 




97 




75 




56 


$2182 


87 


$1000 01 


145 


96 


30 


40 


o 


16 


3 


57 


$1185 13 


$124 


82 


106 


52 


79 


68 


62 


89 



$373 91 



14 



Amount brought forward, 
John Moynehan, labor, 
Michael Moynehan, labor, 
City of Lawrence, pipe and specials, 
Humphrey Leary, labor, 
George E.Gilchrist, pipe, 
Walworth M'f'g Co., specials, 
Andrew Hurley, labor, 
William Farley, labor, 
Wm. H. Higgins, board of horse, 
Daniel Fitzpatrick, labor, 
Thomas Leslie, labor, 
Wm. J. Butterfield, foreman, 
Boston Lead M'f'g Co., lead, 
Builders Iron Foundry, specials, 
Geo. W. Chandler, teaming, 
B. & M. R. R. Co., freight, 
Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, 
H. McLawlin, hardware, 



OEEDIT, PIPE DISTRIBUTION. 

M. T. Stevens & Sons, laying pipe, 
Cash, piece of pipe, 



PUMPING PLANT. 
Deane Steam Pump Co., contract and premium 

on pumps, 19393 50 

John E. Smith, superintendent, 273 64 

0. B. Howarth, labor, carpenter work and painting 

at pumping station, 218 15 

Amount carried forward, 89885 29 



1373 


91 


69 


90 


69 


13 


52 


72 


65 70 


34 


37 


34 17 


31 


03 


29 


28 


27 


50 


23 


92 


23 


91 


20 


16 


18 


59 


13 


13 


12 50 


5 68 


4 55 


2 


50 


$912 


65 


8432 


80 




35 


8433 15 



15 



Amount brought forward, 
Hardy & Cole, lumber, 
George E. Gilchrist, pipe and fittings, 
S. Peterson, labor, 
Boston Belting Co., rubber matting, 
W. H. Higgins, board of horse, 
Nightingale & Childs, covering steam pipes, 
Treat Hardware & Supply Co., hardware and tools 
Driscoll & O'Brien, brick work, 
John Hurley, carpenter work, 
W. F. Doner ty, carpenter work, 
Henry McLawlin, hardware, 
John Shaw, painting, 

American Steam Guage Co., indicator springs 
George W. Spickler, labor, 
Clarence Goldsmith, labor, 
W. F. Rutter, labor and pipe fittings, 
Arthur Shaw, painting, 
F. G. Haynes & Co., lamps and supplies, 
George E. Hussey, labor, 
Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, 
Samuel Smith, machine work, 
George W. Chandler, teaming, 
Walter Shaw, labor, 
B. & M. R. R., freight, 
E. C. Pike, fittings, 
American Express Co., express, 



OEEDIT, PUMPING PLANT. 
Deane Steam Pump Co., changing truss, 

TOOLS. 

The Fairbanks Co., scales and wheelbarrow, 
George Saunders, tank, 

Amount carried forward, 



$9885 


29 


92 


83 


90 


72 


71 


60 


76 50 


58 


25 


27 


69 


s, 24 


62 


18 40 


15 


00 


15 


00 


14 53 


12 


50 


12 


00 


10 


00 


7 50 


7 


30 


5 


25 


5 


00 


3 


80 


3 


35 


3 


05 


2 


25 


1 


75 


1 


73 


1 


53 




15 


$10467 59 


189 06 


$47 


00 


15 


76 


$62 


76 



16 



Amount brought forward. 
The Mason Regulator Co., pressure regulators, 
Ludlow Valve M'f'g. Co., valve, 
Walworth M'f'g Co., fittings, 
Frank J. Scott, tap, 

Anderson & Bowman, blacksmith work, 
H. McLawlin, tools, 
B. & M. B,. R,, freight, 
American Express Co., express, 



BUILDINGS AT PUMIING STATION. 
George E. Gilchrist, pipe and fittings, 
George E. Hussey, labor, 



CONSTRUCTION EXPENSES. 
Frost & Adams, drawing paper, 

GRADING LAND. 
P. J. EJannon, rent of cart, 

WATER AND LAND DAMAGES. 
Edward S. Hardy, lot of land, 
George W. Foster, writing and recording deed, 



SUMMARY OF APPROVED BILLS. 
Maintenance, 
Service Pipe, 
Pipe Distribution, 



862 


76 


12 


60 


3 


46 


1 


53 




50 




75 




50 




34 




15 


$82 


59 


815 


16 


2 


30 


817 


46 



89 80 



814 25 



Amount carried forward ', 



8200 00 
3 Q5 


8203 65 


84643 63 

2182 87 

912 65 


87739 15 



17 



Amount brought forward, 


$7739 15 


Pumping Plant, 


10167 59 


Tools, 


82 59 


Water and Land Damages, 


203 65 


Buildings at Pumping Station, 


17 46 


Construction Expenses, 


9 80 


Grading Land, 


14 25 




$18534 49 


COST OF CONSTEUCTION. 




Office fixtures, 


$492 53 


Reservoir, 


11074 59 


Buildings at Pumping Station, 


9423 19 


Coal shed, 


806 97 


Pipe distribution, 


125203 34 


Service pipe, 


10368 61 


Construction expenses, 


6697 77 


Suction pipe, 


1309 46 


Pumping plant, 


26697 37 


Grading land, 


1739 12 


Tools, 


1029 29 


Teams, 


474 90 


Work shop, 


1259 62 


Water and land damage, 


3698 80 




$200273 56 



18 

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT. 



To the Board of Water Commissioners : 

I herewith submit my report for the year ending January 
12, 1897. 

During the year 555 feet of 6 inch pipe has been laid in 
public ways and 1-6 inch gate and 2 hydrants set 18 feet of 
6 inch, 4 feet of 4 inch laid and 1-6 inch check valve, 1-4 
inch valve and 1 hydrant set on private fire pipe. Yiz : 

Highland Road from Catherine Nolan's to Hugh Cunning- 
ham's, 243 feet 6 inch pipe and one hydrant. 

Cuba Street from John Henderson's to new street on land 
of P. D. Smith, 107 feet of 6 inch pipe. 

New street from Cuba Street, 157 feet of 6 inch pipe, 1-6 
inch gate and 1 hydrant. 

New street on land of Hardy & Cole, 48 feet of 6 inch pipe. 

Moses T. Stevens & Sons, fire pipe, 18 feet of 6 inch, 4 feet 
of 4 inch pipe, 1-6 inch check valve, 1-4 inch valve and 1 hy- 
drant. 

Total number of public hydrants in service, 184. 

There is on hand 360 feet of 6 inch pipe, enough for re- 
pairs during the coming year but not enough to make any 
extensions. 

SERVICE PIPE. 

There were received during 1896, 47 applications for ser- 
vice pipes, 46 of which were laid. The total number of ap- 
plications received to date is 787. Total number of services 
connected with works to date, 752. One service has been 
laid for supplying a drinking faucet and expense charged to 
service pipe account. One laid for drinking fountain and 
expense charged to special appropriation for drinking foun- 
tain. There have been set during the year 48 meters, 
making the total number in use to date 326. The usual 
schedule of service pipe work accompanies this report. 



19 



Schedule of Service Pipe. 



CO 


Kind, 


Cement 
Lined. 


Lead 
Lined. 


Tarred 


Lead. 


Cast- 
iron. 


Total. 


a 
3 

2 


Sizes, 

ISo. of Services, 
Owned by Town, 
Owned by Individ 


1.1, & 
1$ In. 


f.l, & 
U In. 

45 
1115.3 
1632.3 


2&2i 
Inches. 


f&l 

Inch. 


4 Inch. 

1 
22 

700 


46 
1137.3 

2332.3 


j 


Total for 1896, 




2747.6 






722 


3469.6 


Previously 
Reported, 


No. of Services, 
Length in feet, 


642 

47582.3 


52 

4053.0 


4 
249.9 


6 
817. 


2 

738.2; 


654 
53440.4 


Total Jan. 
12, 1897, 


No. of Services, 
Length in feet, 


642 
47582.3 


97 
6800.6 


4 

249.9 


6 

817. 


3 
738.2 


752 
56910.0 



PUMPING PLANT. 

With the completion of the Dearie High Duty pumping en- 
gine, and the thorough overhauling of the Blake Duplex 
Pump, the pumping plant is in most excellent shape, and is 
in line with the highest perfection in the art of pumping 
known to engineers. The official test of the Deane engine 
was made the subject of a special report, which is here ap- 
pended. The test shows a duty developed, which is without 
precedent with a pump of this capacity. The duty obtained 
under every day working condition is, hewever, more sur- 
prising than the official duty, as during June of 1896 the 
average duty of the Deane pump per 100 lbs. coal used 
running was over 136 million foot lbs., the average duty for 
the same month by total fuel used was over 114 million foot 
lbs., no deduction made. The average length of runs made 
during this month was about 7 hours per day. 

report on deane pump. 

Acting under the terms of the contract between the town of And- 
over and the Deane Steam Pump Co. of Holyoke, Mass., dated 
Apr. 22, 1895, I have attended to the inspection and tests for 
capacity and duty of the pumping machinery designed, constructed, 
and put in operation by the Deane Steam Pump Co., and beg leave 
to submit the following report : 

The engine is a vertical compound condensing fly wheel engine, 



20 



with automatic cut-off on the high pressure cylinder and either auto- 
matic or variable cut-off on the low pressure cylinder. Between the 
cylinders is a receiver having a coil of pipe through which live 
steam from the main steam pipe is constantly circulating, insuring 
dry steam in the low pressure cylinder. 

The steam cylinders are jacketed, both heads and barrels. The 
steam and exhaust valves, which are of the Corliss type, are carried 
in the heads, reducing the clearance spaces to a minimum. The 
valve gear is driven from one crank pin on the main shaft and so 
arranged that one motion of the starting bar moves all of the valves 

2? 25 

of both cylinders. The piston rods are connected through cross 
heads on to each end of a working lever, which transmits the motion 
through the main connecting rod to a bent crank in the main shaft. 

25 2? 

The pumps, two in number, are vertical double acting plunger 
pumps with center packing. The packing ring, which is of compo- 
sition, can be readily taken out and replaced without disturbing the 
pump cylinders. The pumps are placed in a pit below the engine, 
with the axes of the pumps in line with the axes of the steam cylin- 
der, the plunger rods connecting directlv with the cross heads of the 

C O 25 J 

engine, thus forming a continuous direct line through both steam 
cylinders and pumps. The air pump is an independent horizontal 
single piston, double acting pump having steam cylinder 5 1-2 inches 
in diameter, water cylinder 7 inches in diameter and 8-inch stroke. 
The feed pump, which was furnished by the contractors though 
not called for by the specifications, is a small duplex piston pump of 
the regular Deane pattern attached to a receiver, by which it is 
automatically governed. The action of the steam is as follows : 
The steam is first admitted to the high pressure cylinder, the ad- 
mission being automatically cut off by a fly ball governor: After 
doing work in the high pressure cylinder it is exhausted to the 
receiver which has been described. From the receiver it is admitted 
to the low pressure cylinder, the point of cut-off being governed 
either by the fly ball governor or by hand adjustment, from the low 
pressure cylinder it is exhausted through a coil feed water heater 
to a jet condenser which is placed on top of the air pump. The air 
pump then discharges it together with the water used for condensa- 
tion, through the overflow. The steam which is used by the air 
pump may be taken either directly from the main steam pipe or 
from a separator placed below the jackets and receiving the jacket 



21 

drainage. The exhaust fi:om the air pump goes either to the feed 
water heater or to the receiver of the main engine. The valves of 
the pumps all open upwards and the water being displaced by the 
plungers passes upward through the valves to a large water chamber 
from which the discharge main leads. 

The Deane Steam Pump Co. at considerable expense to them, 
have willingly made any changes in the design submitted by them 
with their proposal, which the writer has suggested. They have 
furnished everything that was called for by the specifications, and," 
in the opinion of the writer, have furnished a much better engine 
than the contract called for. They have exceeded their guaranteed 
duty and earned a premium of $97.50. They have, to the best of 
my knowledge, faithtully fulQlled their part of the contract, and I 
therefore recommend the acceptance of the machinery. 

John E. Smith, Supt. 

March 9, 1896. 

METHOD OF TEST. 

As the town furnished the boiler plant coal could not very well 
be considered in figuring the duty. The contract therefore called 
for a duty of 125 million foot-pounds per 1000 pounds of dry steam 
at 90 pounds pressure delivered from the boiler. All heat taken 
from the boiler to be charged to the engine and all heat which 
should be rejected by the engine and returned to the boiler be 
credited to the engine, and as the plant is ordinarily run with the 
main pumps feeding the boilers, it was specifically stated in the 
specifications that steam used by the feed pump should be deducted 
from the total steam used. 

To eliminate as far as possible any error which might creep in 
and at the same time simplify the official trial, it was decided that 
drainage from the separator should be returned directly to the boiler, 
and all steam delivered beyond the separator should be considered 
dry and saturated. It w r as also decided to run the boiler feed pump, 
and heat the building from a separate boiler. Having so far simpli- 
fied the conduct of the test, arrangements for the trial were made as 
follows: Boiler No. 1 was selected to be used in connection with 
the Deane pump, and all connections between boilers No. 1 and No. 
2 were either ascertained to be perfectly tight or blanked off. 
Tanks were arranged, the first one connecting with the feed pump 
which supplied boiler No. 1. Above this was placed a second tank 



22 

resting on a pair of platform scales which were known to be correct. 
Into this tank water was drawn from an overhanging pipe. 

The temperatures were taken by thermometers which had been 
caliberated, and were correct to within a small fraction of a degree. 
The thermometers in the feed and jacket return pipes were placed 
in tees as near as practicable to the boilers. The thermometer in 
the tank was hung loosely in the water and was read by lifting it 
until the mercury just showed at the surface. 

The weight of water returned from the jackets was determined 
by a preliminary test of three hours duration, conducted March 3, 
the conditions being as near as possible to those of the official trial. 
During nor after this preliminary test nothing about the engine was 
changed. The method of determining the amount of jacket steam 
used per hour was by connecting the jacket drain through a separa- 
tor which had a water glass at the side and beyond which was placed 
a steam trap, to a pipe leading below the water in the second tank 
already described. In this pipe was a globe valve placed so that it 
could be conveniently operated. The tank was first partially filled 
with cold water, the globe valve was then closed. The time and 
weight of the water noted. The globe valve was then opened and 
the jacket drainage allowed to trap over. As soon as a sign of 
vapor appeared on the surface of the water the globe valve was 
again closed, and time and weight was noted. This was continued 
for three hours. The weights and all conditions appeared so regu- 
lar that longer test was deemed unnecessary, and the weight thus 
determined, 269.5 pounds per hour, was used in figuring the duty. 
The official trial was conducted March 4, was begun about two 
hours after the engine was started and after the representative of 
the contractors and the writer had made a thorough examination to 
see that there was no possibility of either water or steam getting 
into or out of boiler No. 1 without being accounted for. A large 
gong was used for timing, 3 strokes being given 15 seconds before 
the time for taking, 2 strokes 5 seconds before, and 1 stroke on the 
time. In starting two observers noted the height of water in the 
boiler, two noted the level of water in the lower tank, and two read 
the revolution counter. At the end of the test the same men made 
the same observations. During the test all observations were made 
each 15 minutes, by C. L. Newcomb representing the contractors, 
and by the writer representing the town. The readings in all cases 
coincided. The water was carefully weighed by two independent 



23 



observers and the number of tanks used checked by an automatic 
register operated by a float. Every precaution against error which 
could be thought of was used, and the results are believed to be 
substantially correct. 

OFFICIAL TEST. 

Test of 17 x 30 x 8 3-4 x 30 cross compound condensing fly 
wheel pumping engine, with two centre packed plunger pumps, 
manufactured by the Deane Steam Pump Co. of Holyoke, Mass. 
Designed by Charles L. Newcomb, Superintendent. 
Date of test, March 4, 1896. 
Duration of test, 10 hours. 
Time of starting, 8.01 A. M. 
Time of stopping, 6.01 p. m. 
Diameter high pressure cylinder, 

" low " " 

" pump plungers, 
Common length of stroke, 
Diameter high pressure piston rod, 

" low " " " 

" plunger iC 

Capacity at 205 ft. piston speed, 
Revolutions of engine during 10 hours, 
Plunger travel, 10 hours. 
Area of plunger, 
1-2 area of 3 plunger rod, 
Net effective area of plunger, 
Average observed steam pressure, 

" " water " 

Difference of level between gauge and water in Pond, 
Average observed total water pressure, 

" temperature of water in tank, 

" " feed " at boiler, 

" jacket " " " 
Temperature steam at 90.3 lbs. pressure, 
Net B. T. U. per lb. feed water from tanks, 
" " " " " " " " " jackets, 

" " " " " " steam at 105 absolute, 
Weight feed water from tanks, 
Net weight of feed water from tanks, 



17 in. 
30 " 
8 3-4 " 
30 * 
3 " 
3 " 
3 " 
1205.4 gal. per min. 
25361 
253610 ft. 
60.13 
3.53 
56.6 
90.3 lbs. 
139.79 " 
5.1 " 
144.89 « 
41° 
126° 
299° 
331.137° 
85.04 
259.44 
1173.84 
15132 lbs. 
14035.8 



24 



Weight of jacket water, 2695 

Net " " " " 2097.6 

Weight of total steam delivered from boiler at 105 lbs. absolute 

pressure, 16133.4 
Total ft, lbs. work developed by plunger, no allowance for fric- 
tion in suction pipe, 2,079,798,291.4 
Duty, contract basis : 

56.6 x 253610 x 144-89 x 1000 



16133.4 



128,912,585 ft. lbs. 



Premium earned at $25.00 per 1,000,000 ft. lbs. above 125 

millions, $97.50 

Signed, 

John E. Smith, For the Town of Andover. 
Charles L. Newcomb, For Deane Steam Pump Co. 

The pump room has been painted, a new floor laid, and 
everything about it put in good condition. • All expenses 
caused by the installation of new pump has been charged to 
pumping plant. 

MAINTENANCE. 

Many expenses have been met during the past year which 
would ordinarily be uncalled for and while some of them 
were anticipated in calling for an appropriation at the annual 
meeting in March, 1896, had it not been for increased econ- 
omy in the ordinary operating expenses, it would have been 
impossible to have met our maintenance expenses with funds 
at our disposal for that purpose. We have, however, paid 
every bill, and have an unexpended balance of $72.44. 

The cost of pumping lias been very materially reduced, 
both by the decreased coal consumption and by the decreased 
cost in attendance. 

The pumping since June 1st has been done almost entire- 
ly by the Deane pump, which, being automatically controlled, 
requires very little attention, after being started. The steam 
used by this pump being much less than was used by the 
Blake pump, the labor of firing is reduced more than one- 
half, one man easily does the fireing and running, thereby 



25 

saving the wages of a fireman. Last year we did not reap 
the full benefits of the economy of the plant, as owing to 
changes made and labor involved in overhauling the Blake 
pump, and putting the pump room in order, a fireman was 
employed during the first six months of the year. 

The Blake pump has been thoroughly overhauled, the 
plungers, plunger rods and piston rods trued up, new plunger 
packing rings and valve rods put in, all brass work nickel 
plated and pumps repainted ; they are now in first class order 
and ready to run at any time. The expense connected with 
these repairs was 8316.42. They are turned over every week 
and run occasionally to see that they are in proper working 
order. 

In July the force-main pulled apart just outside of the 
pumping station wall. The pipe was taken up and relaid. 

Owing to a change of grade on the State highway, at Poor's 
causeway, Frye Tillage, 850 feet of 8 inch pipe and 2 hydrants 
were taken up and relaid on a new location. This job came 
late in the season and caused an expenditure of $515.32. 
This expenditure should be refunded by the State Highway 
Commissioners, but as they are guaranteed against damages 
it would have to be collected from either the county or town. 

Acting by request of the Chairman of your Board circular 
letters were sent to about one hundred superintendents in 
cities and towns in New England, asking for information as 
to the style of works and water rates. Received replies from 
forty-nine different cities and towns, which were tabulated 
and made the subject of a special report to your Board. The 
information obtained is valuable in a great many ways, but 
throws no light whatever on the vexed question of schedule 
rates to water takers. Andover's rates were found in case 
of most fixtures to be below the average, but there seems to 
be no equitable system of graduating the tax on various styles 
of fixtures. The action of your Board in establishing a com- 
pulsory meter system on all services except 1 single tenements 
using one faucet would seem to contain more elements of 
justice to consumers than any revision of schedule rates 
could possibly have. 



26 

The introduction of the new regulations has met with the 
approval of a great majority of the consumers and the general 
introduction of meters is progressing with very little friction. 
The probable effect of meters will be to slightly reduce the 
revenue, but the tendency will also be to reduce the cost of 
pumping ; few people realize that over one-half the cost of 
operating the works comes from pumping. 

During the year the Town has obtained at a trifling cost 
a piece of land on the shore of the pond, west of the pump- 
ing station lot, containing the only available location for 
camps and houses, between the pumping station and Dixon's. 
This is certainly a move in the right direction. 

The special work required in maintenance during the com- 
ing year will be, so far as known, the raising to grade of a 
few hydrants on the State highway, the cleaning of the 
reservoir and the relaying of the 12 inch flange pipe across 
the river at Abbot Village. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John E. Smith. 

Andover, Feb. 1, 1897. 







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28 

WATER RATES AND REGULATIONS. 



Dwelling houses occupied by one family using one faucet $6.00 
per year. Building purposes, for each cask of lime or cement 
$0.06 per cask. For all other purposes water to be measured. 

METER RATES. 

All meter rates shall be computed to January first of each year. 
A minimum rate payable semi-annually in advance will be charged 
which will cover a certain yearly quantity of water and all water 
registered by meter in excess of that quantity shall be paid by the 
hundred cubic feet. In case of a meter stopping or failing to reg- 
ister, the quantity used shall be estimated as the amount which 
ordinarily passes through the meter when in operation. 

A consumer using not more than 5400 cubic feet per year shall 
pay a minimum annual rate of $6.00, which payment shall entitle 
him to use 2400 cubic feet of water per year, and twenty-five cents 
for each and every one huudred cubic feet in excess of that quantity. 

A consumer using more than 5400 and less than 13400 cubic feet 
shall pay a minimum annual rate of $12.00, which payment shall 
entitle him to use 5400 cubic feet of water, and twenty-two cents 
for each and every one hundred cubic feet in excess of that quantity. 

A consumer using more than 13400 and less than 67000 cubic feet 
per year shall pay a minimum annual rate of $25.00 per year, 
which payment shall entitle him to use 13400 cubic feet per year, 
and eighteen cents for each and every one hundred cubic feet in ex- 
cess of that quantity. 

A consumer using more than 67000 and less than 200,000 cubic 
feet of water per year shall pay a minimum annual rate of $100.00 
per year, which payment shall entitle him to use 67000 cubic feet 
per year, and fifteen cents for each and every one hundred cubic 
feet in excess of that quantity. 

A consumer using 200,000 cubic feet or over shall pay a minimum 
annual rate of $225.00, which payment shall entitle him to use 200,- 
000 cubic feet of water, and eleven, cents for each and every one 
hundred cubic feet in excess of that quantity. 

A cubic foot is computed as seven and one-half gallons. All 
meters read cubic feet. 



29 

EEGULATIONS. 

The following regulations until further notice shall be considered 
a part of the contract with every person who uses water : 

1. All applications for the use of water must be made at the 
office of the Water Commissioners and state fully the purpose for 
which it is intended to be used. The Town will in all cases lay the 
service pipe from the street main to and through the cellar wall and 
provide on the end thereof a stop and waste valve. And the owner 
of the premises shall in all cases pay for such service pipe as may be 
laid within his premises together with the stop and waste valve at 
such rates as may be fixed by the Water Commissioners. 

2. Meters will in all cases be set where there is more than one 
family using water through the same service pipe or where there is 
a single family using more than one faucet, and in all cases where 
there is a stable connected with the premises or hose is used. The 
Town will set all meters and charge a rental of $2.00 per year. 
Consumers at their option may purchase said meters when they will 
be marked on the books as private and no rental will be charged. 
All meters will be kept in repair by the Town and no charge made 
therefor except in cases of freezing or negligence. 

3. All persons using water must furnish internal pipes, connec- 
tions and fixtures, and keep them in repair at their own expense and 
the commissioners will not be liable for any damage caused by fail- 
ure to do so. No person will be permitted to connect with any 
water pipes on the inlet side of the meter in any way or manner 
without a written permit from the Commissioners or their author- 
ized agent. 

4. Water rates shall be payable at the office of the Water Com- 
missioners semi-annually, in advance, on the first day of January 
and July of each year. Water rates for the fractional part of six 
months shall be due when the water is turned on and in no case 
shall they be less than one dollar. No abatement of water rates 
will be made except when the entire premises are shut off for a 
period of at least three months. In all cases of non payment of 
water rates within ten days after the same are due as well as for any 
violation of these rules and regulations, the supply may be shut off 
and water will not again be let on except upon payment of the 
amount due and the sum of two dollars for shutting off and letting 
on the water. In case of shutting off or letting on the water for re- 



30 

pairs, testing of pipes, or any other purpose except for non payment 
of dues, the sum of one dollar will be charged. 

5 When water is supplied to more than one family through a 
single service, the water rates shall be paid by the owner or lessee 
of the whole premises and the owners shall, in all cases, be re- 
sponsible for the water rates of their tenants. 

6. No water taker shall supply water to parties not entitled to 
its use except on written permit. 

7. All apparatus and places supplied with water must be accessi- 
ble at all reasonable times to the inspection of the Commissioners or 
their agent, and all pipes and fixtures shall be subject to rejection 
by said Board, if considered unsuitable for the purpose. 

8. Water will be furnished for external fire protection free of 
charge, but no person shall open any hydrant, public or private, ex- 
cept for the legitimate purpose of extinguishing fires without a 
written permit from the Commissioners or their agent, and in case 
of fire public hydrants are to be opened by firemen only under the 
direction of the fire engineers. 

9. The Commissioners reserve the right to restrict the use of 
hose or fountains or to shut off the water when it becomes necessary 
to make extensions or repairs or for violation of any of the regula- 
tions. 

10. In computing meter rates no service pipe shall pay less than 
$6.00 a year unless shut off for at least three consecutive months 
during the year.